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Franz Kafka started his second novel, Der Process, in 1914, but it was left incomplete at his death in 1924 although he had written the final chapter. It was published posthumously in 1925 and is best known in the English-speaking world as The Trial. It has been observed that the plight of our refugees is similar to that of “K” in Kafka’s novel.
In this new tragi-comedy by Ian Robinson, a refugee arrives in Australia by boat and is interviewed by an Immigration Officer and then a Lawyer who both give him little hope for his future. Meanwhile, Immigration Ministers from the successive Labor and Liberal governments try to justify their draconian refuge policies. After many months in detention, the desparation of his situation has a catastrophic effect on the refugee.
Written and directed by Ian Robinson
Associate Director Maggie Millar
Performed by Ezekiel Day, Jessica Muschamp and Sean Scully
Production Manager: Cherian Jacob
Stage Manager: Sarah McKenzie
Assistant Stage Manager: Madhulika Basu
Approximately 80 minutes
Full $25 | Concession $15
Phone bookings La Mama Theatre (03) 9347 6948 Mon - Fri 12pm – 4pm (credit card / cash on door)
Collect your tickets from the theatre at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Developed with the support of Cicero’s Circle, Liberty Victoria and La Mama