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Kafka's The Trial
West Village

Kafka's The Trial NYC Reviews and Tickets

(6 Reviews)
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Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Relevant, Intelligent, Intense

About the Show

Sextant Productions presents this stage adaptation of Kafka's classic novel, a strange, comic, and poignant tale of one man’s absurd quest to be given the rights of a citizen and afforded the dignity of a human being. 

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Ambitious, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if If you like Kafka then it is worth seeing but not really great. New theater company so may be shaking bugs out.

Don't see it if A very so-so production, could have been better directed and put forth better.

Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Well adapted from Kafka classic albeit a little truncated Minimal staging adds to sense of dread Anchored by a spot-on performance by Dagger

Don't see it if Not as chilling as needed yet the times we live in seem to have caught up with Kafka's Joseph K Bureaucracy is now something to be endured

Critic Reviews (2)

April 30th, 2018

"The intimate show adapted by Andrew Visnevski is brilliantly done with a talented cast of five luring the crowd into a dubious and unnerving world...Incorporates both historical anxieties of a shattered civilization to today's own bureaucracy fears...With a mix of humor and tragedy, 'The Trial' is a promising show that like the novel, sends the audience into a dark, unknown territory that is both captivating and terrifying."
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May 2nd, 2018

"Josef's descent into the irrational underworld of power is told scene by scene -- grotesque, satirical, pathetic, and fantastic until his inevitable demise...Visnevski's adaptation is economical and theatrical...Dense script...Lee directed the work so 'eerily relevant to our own turbulent moment' and shares with the ensemble of actors...Perceptive works of art, such as Kafka's writing, endure beyond the transient and fashionable."
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