Theater & Performing Arts

Franz Kafka's Love Life, Letters, and Hallucinations

When: Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 5 p.m. Continues through June 29 2008

First performed in 1997 by Subterranean Shakespeare, Mae ZiglinMeidav's play Franz Kafka's Love Life, Letters, and Hallucinations in Short Scenes with Live Actors (formerly more tidily titled Franz/KAFKA) returns in revised version staged by Berkeley's Brookside Repertory Theatre, of which Meidav is artistic director and founder. You can't do a play about the life of the angsty author of The Trial and "The Metamorphosis" without things getting pretty Kafkaesque (or at least you oughtn't), and bits of the author's disturbing works worm their way into the narrative throughout. John McMullen directs, with Carson Creecy leading a cast of eleven as Kafka. May 22 through June 29 at BerkeleyCity Club (2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley) or 510-663-5767.

Sam Hurwitt

Price: $16-$34

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