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MFA Directing students in their second year at the prestigious Columbia University, School of Art have just premiered KafkaFest, the first festival of its kind to feature Franz Kafka-inspired works.KafkaFest is a 10-day venture of new theater and art sparked by the work of this famed fiction writer. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 13, 2009, Columbia students will put on six original shows for free to the public in various locations on the university's campus.The schedule of performances includes:Rain Machinedirected by Kon YiDec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2009Horace Mann Theater8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 3 p.m. SundayA Letter to My Fatherdirected by James RutherfordDec. 4 to Dec. 13, 2009Conference Room, Schapiro Hall8 p.m. 12/4, 8 & 10 p.m. 12/5, 5 p.m. 12/6, 8 p.m. 12/7, 8 p.m., 12/9, 8 & 11 p.m. 12/11, 7 & 10 p.m. 12/12, 5 p.m. 12/13Room 603directed by Carin WhiteDec. 10 to Dec. 13, 2009Room 603, Dodge Hall8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 4 & 6 p.m. Saturday & SundayEditdirected by Jess SmithDec. 10 to Dec. 13, 2009Schapiro Theatre8 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday, 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. SundayKafka Parablesdirected by Jonathan VandenbergDec. 11 to Dec. 13, 2009Horace Mann Theater8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday & SundayLook Awaydirected by Anna BrennerDec. 10 to Dec, 13, 2009Schapiro Theatre9 p.m. Friday, 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. SundayIn addition to the Kafka-driven performances, the Columbia School of Art will also feature other artists within the university community. Arrive before the performances, and there will be pre-show discussions with Anne Bogart, Gideon Lester and more to be announced.To reserve tickets and find additional information, head over to: http://cuarts.com/calendar/view/type/4/event_id/4233KafkaFestDec. 3 to Dec. 13, 2009Columbia University, various locations615 West 115th StreetNew York, NY 10025212-854-3408
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