Franz Kafka’s - Metamorphosis

Franz Kafka’s - Metamorphosis

Ticket Price: ₹ 200
Genre:Drama – Absurd
Duration:60 minutes
Age:18 years and above
Director:Rebecca Spurgeon
Cast:Swetanshu Bora, Denny Paul, Arathy AR, Akhil Jamkhandi, Pooja Sabarinath
Location:Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase, JP Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560078, India
Event Date & Time
Sat-28-Apr | 07:30 PM
Sun-29-Apr | 03:30 PM
Sun-29-Apr | 07:30 PM

“When Gregor Samsa woke one morning from troubled dreams, he found he had turned in to a giant insect.” This iconic line opens Franz Kafka’s famous work – Metamorphosis.

It is the story of Gregor Samsa who wakes up one morning as an insect, becomes an inconvenience to his family and remains locked in his room where he ultimately dies.

Written in 1915, this story has inspired generations of writers, artists and thinkers to delve into strange macabre and the absurd world described in Kafka’s work and seen most starkly in Metamorphosis.

This theatrical performance of Metamorphosis has been adapted by the director Rebecca Spurgeon from Franz Kafka’s short story Metamorphosis and devised for performance on stage. It uses physical theatre, shadow work, text and sound – to recreate central themes of the story and describe the journey Gregor makes from turning into an insect, up until his death.

In Association with Goethe Institute – Max Mueller Bhavan
Supported by Attakkalari – Centre for Movement Arts

Other credits:
Production Design - Eduardo da Conceição  


Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.