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A hilarious-filled drama/mystery performance
Riddled in comedy, this political absurdist farce drama with a British setting was inspired and based by Franz Kafka's 1925 classic novel The Trial, Joseph K, tells the story of a man who is arrested and prosecuted for a crime that is never revealed to the audience.
On his thirtieth birthday, Joseph K (Danen Young) has his sushi home-delivery intercepted by two unidentified people who arrest him for unknown reasons. He has no idea what he has done wrong but he's determined to clear his name. He tries to make sense of his situation and confronts those who threaten his freedom; Joseph is thrown headlong into a fight against an invisible and illogical law.
The play is sharp, poignant, funny and disturbing. It reflects on important current issues-increasing population surveillance, government paranoia, terrorism, and tension between state control and democratic freedoms.
The play included overtly British sensibilities and witticisms. It highlights what it means to be a person for a man specifically to have their privileges revoked in a process that is absurd, emasculating, and ultimately terrifying.
Invisible, yet unexplained government departments caused havoc for arrested Joseph K and cancelled his existence and ability to live well in a capitalist society. His life was "taken", everything cancelled- passport, credit cards, boots pharmacy card, mobile phone etc.
This mystery/drama performance was loaded with authentic comedy, and it worked so well.
The cast Morton Peace/Leo (Matt Bartlett), Natalie Spencer/ Annabelle (Georgia Brindley), Gabriel Clark/ Marcus Wetherby-Reed (Michael Brindley), Alison/Yvette (Elouise Eftos), Rose/Leni (Phoebe Heath), Ian Huld/ Bear (Tim Kemp), Wendy (Deborah Faye Lee), Susie/ Girl (Naomi Lees), Dan/Mason Disney/Block/Set Designer (James Smithers, and Joseph K (Danen Young) executed the play with brilliance and showcased a stellar performance.