Daring aerials bring Franz Kafka’s most famous nightmare to life.

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MAY 13–17, 2020

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Legendary author Franz Kafka’s most famous literary invention becomes a 3D reality in this awe-inspiring and surprisingly funny adaptation of Metamorphosis.

When Gregor Samsa awakes one morning from unsettling dreams, he realizes he’s been transformed into an insect. This widely acclaimed production combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor negotiates a gravity-defying, split-level set. Domestic tragedy or a metaphor for totalitarian brutality? Metamorphosis is a disturbing story that will delight and astound.

Directed by Gísli Örn Gar∂arsson and David Farr, Metamorphosis is set to an evocative original soundtrack scored by world-renowned musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (The Road, Lawless, Hell or High Water, Wind River), creating an atmosphere that brilliantly translates Kafka’s distinct dream-like vision to the stage. Metamorphosis was a word-of-mouth sensation in Boston in 2013; don’t miss your chance to see it during its triumphant return to the Paramount Center.


Metamorphosis: “Impossible to tear your eyes away. Potent, startling, visceral and thoughtful.”
- The Times UK