The Politics of the Absurd reading series will continue with Steven Berkoff's The Trial, adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka, March 5–7 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue).
The cast will include Krysta Rodriguez, Tony nominee Kristine Neilson, Mamoudou Athie, Brian Wiles, Brian D. Coats, John Rothman, and Sam Breslin Wright. Adrienne Campbell-Holt directs.
The Trial is set on the morning of Josef K.'s 30th birthday when he is unexpectedly arrested by two unidentified strangers from an unidentified agency for an unspecified crime. Confident of his innocence despite not knowing the charges, K. sets out to face the justice system with the help of an increasingly bizarre cast of characters.
Kafka began writing The Trial in 1914 but never finished. The novel was published posthumously in 1925. Berkoff’s stage adaptation premiered in London in 1970.
Politics of the Absurd is general managed by KGM Theatrical.
Tickets start at $25 and are on sale at BlueCaterpillarProds.com and by calling (212) 345-3101.