The Buntport Theater was looking good at Kafka on Ice's reopening

More than once during the Buntport Theater's Kafka on Ice, the character of Franz Kafka (played by Josh Hartwell) comments on how stupid it is to stage an ice-capade revolving around his life and work. "It's inappropriate!" he protests. As justification, toward the end of the play, another character offers up an aphorism once penned by Kafka himself (most likely about himself): "He runs after facts like a beginner learning to skate, who, furthermore, practices somewhere where it is forbidden."

It's an interesting way to tie it together -- but it's telling, and pretty awesome, that the Buntport troupe didn't dig up that quote until after they'd decided to put Kafka on ice.

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Jef Otte
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