Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House

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Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House
Presented by Kurt Vonnegut
Composer(s) Doug Macaskill
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 7
Executive producer(s) Michael MacMillan
Harold Lee Tichenor
Location(s) British Columbia, Canada (1991)
Auckland, New Zealand (1992)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Alliance Atlantis
Original network Showtime
Original release May 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 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]

  • Next Door
  • The Euphio Question
  • All The King's Horses

The four subsequent episodes were filmed and produced in New Zealand in 1992, as a co-production with South Pacific Pictures:[3]

  • Fortitude (aired December 21, 1992)
  • More Stately Mansions (aired January 3, 1993)
  • Epicac (aired February 21, 1993)
  • The Foster Portfolio (aired April 4, 1993)


  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. ^ Official Co-Productions 1988–2013, New Zealand Film Commission.

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