Krysta Rodriguez, Kristine Neilson, and More Set for The Trial
The work will be the next play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/ CM Stage Productions.
Casting has been announced for The Trial, the next play in the Politics of the Absurd reading series presented by Christopher Maring/CM Stage Productions. The Trial, adapted by Steven Berkoff from the novel by Franz Kafka, and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, will take place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on March 5, 6, and 7.
Joining the reading will be Krysta Rodriguez, Mamoudou Athie, Brian Wiles, Brian D. Coats, John Rothman, Sam Breslin Wright, and Tony nominee Kristine Neilson.
In The Trial, Josef K. is unexpectedly arrested by two unidentified strangers from an unidentified agency for an unspecified crime on the morning of his 30th birthday. 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. With the web tightening around him, K. struggles to make sense of what is happening as he stumbles toward his inevitable fate.
Politics of the Absurd aims to reexamine rarely produced classics for a contemporary audience. The first reading in the series was Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco. The final play will be The Hothouse by Harold Pinter, an exploration of what happens when the inmates run the asylum, which will run April 5-7.