Theatre Studies Presents Kafka’s ‘The Trial’
The Theatre Studies Department will stage “The Trial” by Franz Kafka, adapted by Steven Berkoff, at 8 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Sternberger Auditorium, Founders Hall.
Tickets, all $5, are available online.
“Someone must have been lying about Joseph K., for without having done anything wrong, he was arrested one fine morning,” begins Kafka’s masterpiece.
“The Trial” is the story of Joseph K.’s journey through a disorienting, maze-like legal process. As K. seeks the advice of neighbors, lawyers, judges, and clergy, he becomes frighteningly aware that once a trial begins, guilt and innocence are of little importance.
Kafka’s novel was unfinished and only published posthumously by the author’s friend Max Brod in 1925. Steven Berkoff adapted “The Trial” for the stage in 1970, when it premiered at the Oval House in London.
The production is directed by Marc Williams, visiting assistant professor of theatre studies. Costume design is by staff member Mahealani Jones; lighting design is by guest artist Roslyn Fulton; and sound design is by guest artist Elisheba Ittoop.
For more information, visit the theatre studies website.