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From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intelligent

About the show

A female take on Kafka’s "Metamorphosis," this one-woman show explores Grete’s navigation of family dynamics, and her transformation into a woman.  More…

From the show:

One morning as Greta Samsa was waking from anxious dreams she discovered that in bed she had changed.' A female take on Kafka’s Metamorphosis, this one-woman show explores Greta’s navigation of family dynamics, and her transformation into a woman. By award-winning playwright Sam Chittenden. Featuring award-winning performer Heather-Rose Andrews. Produced by multi-award-winning JD Henshaw. 'Sam Chittenden’s script is salivatingly sharp and sensuous to the shell-likes' ( 'The audience leaves with that silent spellbound feeling that marks all great theatrical experiences' ( 'This is a first-rank piece of storytelling' (

Member Reviews (11)


Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Clever, Intelligent
Avg Score

Masterful, Intelligent, Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if If you like Franz Kafka s Metamorphosis. This solo was phenomenal acting. Only one hour long it keeps you locked in.

Don't see it if If you want a lite show. If a bigger, more comfortable venue is for you.

Complex, Meta, Thought-provoking, Dark, Intense

See it if Feminist twist on the Kafka story, with the sister as protagonist. Creative, unusual writing that makes you think. Commanding actress.

Don't see it if You won't enjoy a weird play about a weird story. You don't like solo shows. Dark stage with brooding music.

Also The actress switches between playing the sister in the story, and play... Read more Read less

Unsatisfactory, Intransigent, Slow, Relevant, Edgy

See it if Kafka's story lives deep in your bones. So you can draw from the original to this reflection with enough ease to enjoy the new content

Don't see it if you don't know the original. I cannot imagine understanding this piece on its own? The performer often uses a soporific vocal cadence

Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if you are intrigued and puzzled by Kafka novella/its multivarious interpretations, especially from perspective/defense of protagonist’s sister

Don't see it if you prefer light drama, comedy, musicals, elaborate casts, sets, costumes, or terrified by descriptions of insects, women’s sexuality, rape

Also The actor is authentic, versatile, emotionally and intellectually deve... Read more Read less

Refreshing, Riveting, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Beautifully acted with a well-written script. The topic of this play was riveting and disturbing.

Don't see it if You don’t want to see a bare stage and disturbing topic.

Riveting, intense acting, Thought-provoking, Great concept, script and writing, Intelligent, accomplished performance, Ambitious

See it if You're up for seeing one of the strongest solo turns in town right now; Andrews exhibits a stage presence & vocal technique rarely seen now.

Don't see it if You dislike bare stages and solo shows, Kafka and/or erudite scripts, or nakedly intelligent technique and talent onstage.

Also Heather-Rose Andrews is an exceptionally talented actor who holds and ... Read more Read less

Intelligent, Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A female's take on Franz kafka's metamorphosis. The one woman solo performance was riveting and outstanding. Show was 1 hour.

Don't see it if You prefer a lighter subject matter. This was one of the better solo performances I've seen in theater in quite a while. Highly recommended.

Thought-provoking, Clever, Great acting, Absorbing, Intense

See it if Compelling feminine take on Kafka's masterpiece w focus on feelings of alienation,guilt,isolation&escape: Becoming an insect as metaphor 2*

Don't see it if uninterested in female sexuality,incest nor clever twist from original story.

Also *escape an unhappy life.... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Funny, Clever

See it if you're interested in a new take on Kafka.

Don't see it if you'd rather see Oklahoma.

Interesting work by thoughtful strong actress that needs work on connecting, Thought-provoking, Slow, Clever

See it if You want a novel approach in a woman show about Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Don't see it if You want a conventional drama or musical

Also I kept on thinking of Trump turning into a cockroach before our eyes a... Read more Read less

Dated, Cliched, Banal

See it if You LOVED the Metamorphosis and want to relive it from the sister's perspective. Also if you like solo performances.

Don't see it if Nuance or subtle acting are your thing. This as comical.

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