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BooKKeepers - A True Fiction
The Southside Theatre at Fort Mason Center - San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
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BooKKeepers - A True Fiction
Summer 1937:  In Berlin's Two Worlds Hotel, a man by the name of Amshel Loewy insists on being called "K" and claims to be Franz Kafka, who officially died in 1924.
Summer 1961:  In a small Paris café, a man by the name of Max Janosz meets with a young Kafka scholar to reveal unknown facts about Kafka's life and after-life.
Summer 1961:  In a court house in Jerusalem, a former SS officer is on trial for crimes against humanity.
A fracture in time and identity.  
A story about a story.

BooKKeepers, written and directed by Roland David Valayre, with Charles Keen, Martha Luehrmann, Nastassia Maltsava, Shawn Morgan, Nathan Putnam, Andrea Satin, Alejandro Torres, Ket Watters, and Christopher Weddle.

GenerationTheatre's new production of BooKKeepers runs October 10 through October 27, 2013 at the Southside Theatre, Fort Mason Center, Bldg D, 3rd Floor.  Curtain time is 8:00pm Thursday through Saturday, and 3:00pm on Sunday.

In a world full of narratives "based on a true story," BooKKeepers is an avowedly false story that never leaves the truth out of its sight.  "The idea of BooKKeepers's fiction came to me from three true facts," says David Valayre, who authored and directs the play.  "First, I read somewhere that Nabokov believed he recognized Kafka in a Berlin tram, in 1927  three years after Kafka's death.  I then started fantasizing about Kafka faking his own death at the sanatorium to get away from an impending unwanted marriage and his family.  Second, I came across a photo of Yichzak Löwy, who was a Yiddish theater actor in Poland, and became a close friend of Kafka's.  The physical resemblance between the two men took the plot one step further: Was it Löwy or Kafka who was alive and well in Berlin?  Third, in 1937, Adolf Eichmann, master bookkeeper of the Holocaust, was in Berlin, taking Hebrew lessons from a rabbi, allegedly to "better understand" the Jews.  

BooKKeepers first opened in 2010 in San Francisco, at the now-defunct Off-Market Theater.  Five actors from the original cast of nine (Charles Keen, Martha Luehrmann, Nathan Putnam, Andrea Satin and Ket Watters) are part of this new production.  The influx of actors new to BooKKeepers, if not to GenerationTheatre (Nastassia Maltsava was "Fanny" in Marcel Pagnol's Marius throughout August) is but one facet of this revival.  "We're constantly revisiting everything," says Valayre.  "Different set, new music, entirely new look to the play.  This time, we want to tip our hat to Yichzak Löwy and the Yiddish theater of the inter-war period.  Like many Yiddish plays, BooKKepers rests on a fracture in time and identity.  It is a story about a story."

Press contacts: Judy Curtis | SIPR for GenerationTheatre - T. (650) 274 1509
GenerationTheatre can be reached at - T. (415) 644-8676
Generation Theatre is an ensemble theater company and a California non-profit corporation.



The Southside Theatre at Fort Mason Center - San Francisco (View)
Landmark Building D, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94123
United States

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