Zero Point Theatre, Athen, Greece
Director: Savvas Stroumpos
Performed in Greek with Hungarian and English subtitles
1 hours 10 minutes, without breaks.
The protagonist of Franz Kafka's short story "Report to an Academy" is the monkey called Rotpeter. A group of hunters of Hagenbeck Company shot him in the Golden Coast jungle as he was going with his herd to drink water. He was hit with two bullets, captured and locked in a cage of their ship. In a state of shock, having lost his memory, struggled to escape. Failing to succeed, he began to observe the sailors around him, trying to imitate their behaviour. People in turn, playing with the wild animal, began to torture it. The sailors, having accepted the oppression they themselves suffer, with characteristic comfort exercised it on an already injured and helpless wild animal. When the boat arrived in Hamburg, Rotpeter had to choose between the zoo and the musical theater. He chose the theatre. He completed his training in human behavior and now, being on stage, performs the process of his violent humanization.
Anna Marka - Bonissel
Stage designer: Spiros Betsis
Costume designer: Rosy Monaki