Theater Great Hall
Ernesto Caballero / Centro Dramático Nacional
Between 8 and 35 euros
Based on the novel by Franz Kafka, playwriting and direction by Ernesto Caballero.
One morning, two officers show up at the guesthouse where the bank manager Josef K. lives to inform him that a legal proceeding has just been opened against him, whose cause they ignore. They tell him he must appear immediately in court to clarify his situation. From that moment on, K.'s life will be caught up in an absurd and endless process that, as one of the members of the court indicates, includes the defendant's own conviction.
K.'s uncle then decides to help his nephew and bring him together with his lawyer friend so that he can take over his defence despite the illness that keeps him in bed. However, lawyer Huld's efforts do not end up paying off, so K. finally decides to take over his own case. He then contacts painter Titorelli, a well-connected person in court as a judge's portraitist, who does not guarantee an acquittal—best case scenario, just a prolonged cause's deferral.
The nonsense and frustration increase until, finally, two bailiffs get the defendant, take him to a quarry on the outskirts of the city, and there, summarily and bureaucratically enforce a death sentence. Before perishing, Josef K. still manifests a rare guilt.
Based on the novel by Franz Kafka
Playwriting and direction
Performers (in alphabetical order)
Felipe Ansola: Student, Flogger, Manufacturer
Olivia Baglivi: Mrs Bürstner, Leni, Girl Titorelli 1
Jorge Basanta: Willem, Huld
Carlos Hipólito: Josef K
Alberto Jimenez: Franz, Painter Titorelli, Prison priest
Paco Ochoa: Investigating judge, Tall man, Uncle Albert, Block
Ainhoa Santamaría: Mrs Grubach, Woman in court, Girl Titorelli 2
Juan Carlos Talavera: Inspector, Usher, Head of Department
José María Sánchez-Verdú
Jose Luis Sendarrubias
Bárbara Sánchez Palomero
A Centro Dramático Nacional and Lantia Escénica co-production.