“Someone must have
slandered Joseph K.,
for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” —Franz Kafka
times of growing fears and resentments to all that is foreign, strange and alien, this fast and crazy theatre adaptation of
the classic European novel THE TRIAL is a fruitful encounter with the unknown, both in content and form.
Simon Eifeler (German), THE TRIAL was first staged as work in progress in 2016 in Accra with three actors from Ghana. Fascinated
and inspired by the power of the unknown as
a source of creative power and diversity, another version was staged in Düsseldorf
with three actors from Germany.
These two versions of Franz Kafka’s novel (written in 1914) met in what can be described
as a sparkling mash-up of two cultures, which could not be more different.
First presented to an audience in the Theatre
Fabrik Düsseldorf, Germany in November 2016 and then in February of 2017, the production was staged in Accra at the Nubuke
Foundation, Goethe Institut, Alliance Francaise and School of Performing Arts – University of Ghana. Recently played at the
National Theatre of Ghana.
The play will be performed in English.