By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI
“This season, chimps are champs. In the recent dark comedy “Trevor,” a chimpanzee dreams of making it as an actor, while in David Ives’ newly revived “All in the Timing,” three primates armed with typewriters try to write “Hamlet.”
Now comes the most poignant entry of all: the monologue “Kafka’s Monkey,” imported from London’s Young Vic by Theatre for a New Audience.
Adapted from Franz Kafka’s 1917 story “A Report to an Academy” by Colin Teevan, the show is a monologue by an ape, who lectures a scientific panel about his journey to speak and act like a human.”
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