The Trial

Krystian Lupa

Someone must have been spreading lies about Josef K, for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one morning.

Premiere: 15.11.2017 English subtitles Play duration: 5 hours with breaks

Someone must have been spreading lies about Josef K, for without having done anything wrong he was arrested one morning.

Premiere: 15.11.2017 English subtitles Play duration: 5 hours with breaks

This is the first sentence of the most mysterious and provocative story in world literature. The further we go into the relentless sentences, the darker it gets… We never get to know why the protagonist was arrested and what he is accused of… We never get to know if he is really innocent, either… He also doesn't know… He knows less and less, but he makes a desperate effort, in an uneven fight with the Unknown. But how to understand or accept the strategy of this struggle, when the confrontation of both sides undermines our sense of logic and reality?
The unfortunate reality of what happens does not allow us to stand outside, and brings to mind unsettlingly personal analogies… It is me, it is us – WE ARE ARRESTED…


We are on a journey, an onerous flight into a dark ABSURDITY, an absurd dialogue with the man on the other side; one that is strangely close to the absurdities and dialogues in our current Polish reality…
Krystian Lupa

Information

  • Direction: Krystian Lupa
  • Adaptation: Krystian Lupa
  • Set design: Krystian Lupa
  • Music: Bogumił Misala
  • Costumes: Aleksandra Harasimowicz
  • Video: Bartosz Nalazek
  • ​​​​​​​Animation: Kamil Polak
  • Voices: Krystian Lupa, Andrzej Kłak, Marta Zięba, Marcin Pempuś, Adam Szczyszczaj, Małgorzata Gorol, Radosław Stępień

Cast:

  • Bożena Baranowska
  • Maciej Charyton
  • Małgorzata Gorol
  • Anna Ilczuk
  • Mikołaj Jodliński
  • Andrzej Kłak 
  • Dariusz Maj
  • Michał Opaliński
  • Marcin Pempuś
  • , Halina Rasiakówna
  • Piotr Skiba
  • Ewa Skibińska
  • Adam Szczyszczaj,
  • Andrzej Szeremeta,
  • Wojciech Ziemiański
  • Marta Zięba
  • Ewelina Żak

Main producer: Nowy Teatr

Producers: Studio teatrgaleria; Teatr Powszechny; TR Warszawa; Le Quai Centre Dramatique National Angers Pays de la Loire

Coproducers:  Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles; Printemps des Comédiens, Montpellier; Odéon Théâtre de l'Europe, Paris; Festival d’Automne à Paris; La Filature, Scène nationale – Mulhouse; Théâtre du Nord, Lille; La rose des vents - Scène nationale Lille Métropole Villeneuve-d'Ascq; HELLERAU - Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden; Onassis Cultural Centre-Athens

Partner: Teatr Polski w Podziemiu
Co-finansed by Miasto Stołeczne Warszawa

Vincenzo Bellini Norma – Casta diva: Maria Callas, Milan La Scala Orchestra, Tullio Serafin (conductor)
Arvo Part Fratres (for Eight Cellos): Hungarian State Opera Orchstra, Tamás Benedek (conductor)
Courtesy of NAXOS Deutschland – www.naxos.de

Tournee

  • 12-13 December 2017 International Theatre Festival Divine Comedy, Kraków
  • 14-15 March 2018 International Festival of Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, Łódź
  • 1-2 June 2018 Festiwal Le Printemps des Comédiens, Montpellier
  • 19-23, 26-30 September 2018 Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe, Paris
  • 6-7 October 2018 Le Quai – Centre Dramatique National – Angers – Pays de la Loire
  • 15-16 November 2018 Théâtre du Nord, Lille
  • 1-2 December 2018 Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden, Dresden
  • 14-15 December 2018 La Filature, Mulhouse
  • March 2019 Onassis Stegi, Athens
  • 6-7 September 2019 Theatre Olympics, Sankt Petersburg

Calendar

January 10

The Trial

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January 11

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January 12

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