Only Buntport would think of putting a play about the melancholy Czech author Franz Kafka -- his biography intertwined with scenes from his story,Metamorphosis
, about the man who woke up to find he'd been transformed into a beetle -- on ice. Only Buntport would come up with the perfect combination of parody and homage, and invent a scene in which Kafka's first love, Felice, falls cutely about on the ice -- yes, they're all really skating -- and he gallantly rescues her. And only a complete jerk would steal the big green sheet of artificial ice after closing night, thus preventing anyone from seeing this funny, fantastical play ever again. Almost.
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Because Buntport intends to restage Kafka on Ice in the coming year, and will be throwing a fundraiser to offset the cost of new ice tomorrow at the Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe. For $2 you get drinks, snacks, and a mini art auction featuring works by Nick Musaelian, Ravi Zupa, Robin Schaefer, Gee Rollman and many others. Make a reservation here.