â€œThe Kafka Projectâ€ by Walt Jones features six major works, diary entries and letters written by Franz Kafka, an insurance salesman from Prague whose work wasnâ€™t published until after his death.
After being shown last December and January, the show is playing at the University Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the last time. Tickets are $9 for students and $18 for the general public.
The six pieces featured in the show include a man starving himself to death, an ape who tells a group of scientists why he decided to become a man, and a torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin in a script before letting him die.
The main event of the evening is â€œMetamorphosis,â€ the tale of Gregor Samsa, a traveling salesman, who wakes up one morning to find himself transformed into a bug.
â€œIn this six-legged nightmare, … the actor playing Gregor scrambles over walls, over furniture and down banisters without the aid of wires or harnesses, the wrenching sense of a terrified creature being drained of life as he seems to defy gravity on the out-of-kilter set filled with cleverly disguised strategic grips, trompe lâ€™oeil and trampoline flooring,â€ according to the eventâ€™s page on www.colostate.edu.