Tom Basden’s “Joseph K.” on stage at DasDas Sahne

 

josephk-2Tom Basden’s “Joseph K.” on stage at DasDas Sahne with a translation of İlksen Başarır with the supervision of Serdar Biliş. Mert Fırat, Didem Balçın, Onur Dilber and Özgün Aydın are starring.

Tom Basden’s Joseph K is a darkly comic stage adaptation of Franz Kafka’s classic novel The Trial, relocating the source material to 21st-century Britain. It was first performed at the Gate Theatre, London, in 2010.

It’s Joseph K’s thirtieth birthday and he’s about to settle down with some takeaway sushi. However, his delivery is intercepted by two men who have not only taken a bite out of his California roll but, rather more alarmingly, inform him that he is under arrest. He has no idea what he’s supposed to have done wrong but he’s determined to clear his name. As he tries to make sense of his situation and to confront those who threaten his freedom, Joseph is thrown headlong into a fight against an invisible and illogical law.