The Metamorphosis

The Metamorphosis

“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”It is one of the most famous sentences of the world literature, opening the famous short story by Franz Kafka, one of the most enigmatic literary personalities of the 20th century. Profound need to understand one of his masterpieces, and The Metamorphosis certainly is one, imposes the key question: what about the position of the individual in a world that obeys certain seemingly alogical mechanism, while the life of a person seems like an ugly and tedious dream. His world, undoubtedly in an intensive contact with the fairy tale, his world erasing categories of space and time as well as their reality patterns–has been situated in the circumstances of contemporary bourgeois environment, ideal for observing distortions that have arisen from relations deprived of warmth, intimacy, spirituality and love.


Author's team

Director  Ivan Plazibat
Dramatization  Ivan Plazibat
Set Designer Ozren Bakotić
Costume Designer  Petra Dančević
Composer Gordan Tudor
Scene Movement Maja Marjančić
Light Designer Miroslav Mamić
Sound Designer Željko Mravak


Gregor Samsa  Nikša Arčanin
Father Samsa  Nikola Ivošević
Mother Samsa  Tajana Jovanović
Greta (Sister Samsa)  Andrea Mladinić
The Boss Nenad Srdelić
The Secretary Vicko Bilandžić