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Theatre du Pif explores Kafka's world in Nocturnal Vista

Theatre du Pif's new production "Nocturnal Vista", to be staged in December, explores the world of one of the most influential writers of the 20th century – Franz Kafka.

Through storytelling, drama, visual imagery and music, the company aims to capture the vast landscape of Kafka's extraordinary imagination as well as the startling absurdity and poignancy of his words. The production will be accessible and engaging and will focus mainly on Kafka's masterpiece "Metamorphosis" as well as two of his shorter tales, "Before the Law" and "The Vulture".

Theatre du Pif's Bonni Chan and Sean Curran devised this latest production. Joined by Korean theatre designer Lee Yun-soo, UK performer Alasdair Satchel (artistic director of Perhilion Theatre Company) as well as local actors, Kafka’s dream-like visions will be turned into an electrifying reality on stage.

A man awoke one morning and found himself transformed into a giant cockroach...

A vulture was hacking at a woman’s feet, her boots and stockings were already torn to threads...

They waited outside the doors... and in front of each door stood a fearsome doorkeeper…

"Nocturnal Vista", presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, will be staged from December 15 to 17 (Friday to Sunday) at the Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at $100 and $160 are now available at all URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistant (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients are available on a first-come, first-served basis). Please check out programme leaflet for the group booking discount scheme.

For programme enquiries, please call 2268 7323 or visit the following websites: . For reservations, please call 2734-9009. For credit card bookings, please call 2111 5999. To book online, please visit, .

Ends/Friday, November 17, 2006

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