In anticipation of Fermat's upcoming production of Franz Kafka's The Trial (opening June 23), Arts + Literature Laboratory will host a discussion of Kafka's work and legacy, in addition to a short reading from our play. UW professors Hans Adler and Ralph Grunewald will discuss this dark and compelling work and what it means today. Joining them will be director Jeff Casey and script writer Alex Hancock. Refreshments - free admission. Join us!
101 Years of Kafka's The Trial
The name for Fermat’s Last Theater came about because one of their company, upon re-reading The Merchant of Venice, had an idea for a production, but as with the 17th century mathematician, his conception was too large to include all the details in the margin of the of text.
The works they stage all explore issues of social justice. They are a free public theater - they do not charge admission or sell tickets. Come to a performance, take a program, find a seat. At the end of the show they accept free will donations. They also receive small grants from public and community foundations and they do an annual Kickstarter. Going forward they hope to move to a membership/subscription basis and expand their season to at least two fully staged works (spring and fall) - and do more readings and start a series of podcasts.
Fermat's Last Theater views theater as process - they discover meaning through experimentation and discussion. While some members of the company... Read More
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Arts + Literature Laboratory is located in Madison’s Schenk-Atwood neighborhood at 2021 Winnebago Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704.
Summer gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm during exhibitions or by appointment. Please check the exhibitions calendar before planning your visit, as the gallery is closed between exhibitions and other schedule changes are posted here.