Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House

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Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House
Presented byKurt Vonnegut
ComposerDoug Macaskill
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes7
Executive producersMichael MacMillan
Harold Lee Tichenor
Production locationsBritish Columbia, Canada (1991)
Auckland, New Zealand (1992)
Running time30 minutes
Production companyAlliance Atlantis
Original networkShowtime
Original releaseMay 12, 1991 (1991-05-12) –
April 4, 1993 (1993-04-04)

Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House is a Canadian television anthology series which aired on the Showtime network from 1991 to 1993. Author Kurt Vonnegut hosted the series himself, presenting dramatizations of several of his short stories from the 1968 collection Welcome to the Monkey House.[1]


Each Monkey House adaptation was 30 minutes long.

The first three stories were produced as a television pilot in British Columbia, Canada, and broadcast together from 9:00–10:30pm on May 12, 1991.[2][3] The four subsequent episodes were filmed and produced in New Zealand in 1992, as a co-production with South Pacific Pictures.[4] The latter episodes were broadcast monthly.

Season 1[edit]

No. overallNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air date
11"Next Door"May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)
22"The Euphio Question"May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)
33"All The King's Horses"May 12, 1991 (1991-05-12)

Season 2[edit]

No. overallNo. in seasonTitleOriginal air date
41"Fortitude"21 December 1992 (1992-12-21)
52"More Stately Mansions"3 January 1993 (1993-01-03)
63"Epicac"21 February 1993 (1993-02-21)
74"The Foster Portfolio"4 April 1993 (1993-04-04)


  1. ^ Goudas, John N. (February 21, 1993). "A Look Inside Vonnegut's 'Monkey House'". Los Angeles Times. USA. Retrieved February 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Variety Television Reviews 1991–1992. New York: Taylor & Francis. 1994. ISBN 0824037960.
  3. ^ Hughes, Mike (May 28, 1991). "Writer Kurt Vonnegut finds new outlet in television". Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. Gannett News Service. p. 2C. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  4. ^ Official Co-Productions 1988–2013, New Zealand Film Commission.

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