Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kafka on the Shore (Steppenwolf Theatre) – 9/27/08

Steppenwolf opens its new season with a confounding, stimulating adaptation of Murakami's novel "Kafka on the Shore", which chronicles the adventures of a young Japanese runaway. As directed by the esteemed Frank Galati, this sensitively designed and acted show exhibits a dreamlike quality that is almost hypnotic. Although I couldn't fully grasp the logic of the unfolding plot, I was drawn in by the seductive pacing, beautiful language, and haunting images.

Rating: *** (out of *****)

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