The Trial

“Someone must have slandered Joseph K.,
for one morning, without having done anything wrong, he was arrested.” —Franz Kafka
In 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.
Directed by 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.
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