Report to an Academy


An intelligent African ape is captured and shipped abroad. To survive, he imitates his captors and learns to behave like a human. Soon “Red Peter” presents his tale of transformation—and the horrid details of his ape life—to a top scientific academy. See this wild parable brought to life on the stage. McNamara compels us to ponder the issues of free will, vegetarianism, and animal rights. Based on a short story by the master of existential storytelling, Franz Kafka (Czech Republic).

Presented by Scena Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
70 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$10 - $35

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Box Office Phone: 202-399-7993

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/02/2016 - 09/25/2016
Sunday 3:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 09/19/2016 - 8:00am
Performer Role
Robert McNamara Red Peter
Production Personnel
Gabriele Jakobi
Costume Designer
Roy Spahn
Set Designer
John Antone
Sound Designer
Denise Rose
Lighting Designer
Marianne Meadows
Adapted By
Gabriele Jakobi
Adapted From
Franz Kafka short story


Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
About the Venue:
X2 bus from Gallery Pl/Chinatown. H2 Bus from Union Stn. DC Streetcar from H St/Union Station or Benning Rd/Oklahoma Ave

Getting There

  • Union Station (Red Line)


  • Street parking
  • Valet parking


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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