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El proceso

Espectacle en castellà
95 minutes
el proceso

One morning, two officials go to the pension where the bank manager Josef K. lives to inform him that he has just opened a judicial procedure whose cause they do not know. They inform him that he must immediately come to the courts to clarify his situation. From this moment on, K.'s life will be caught in an absurd and endless process which, as one of the members of the court indicates, includes in itself the same condemnation of the accused.

K.'s uncle then decides to help his nephew and puts him in touch with a lawyer friend of his, so that, despite the illness that keeps him in bed, he takes over his defense. However, the efforts of the lawyer Huld have not been successful, so K. finally decides to make himself his own case. He contacted the painter Titorelli, a person well related to the courts for being a portraitist of judges, who did not guarantee him an absolute sentence, only, and at best, a prolonged postponement of the cause.

The nonsense and frustration are increasing until, finally, two guards come to look for the accused, lead him to a quarry on the outskirts of the city, and there, summarily and bureaucratically, execute the death sentence. Before it expires, Josef K. still manifests a strange guilt.

Version and direction: Ernesto Caballero (from Franz Kafka's novel)

Cast: Felipe Ansola, Olivia Baglivi, Jorge Basanta, Carlos Hipólito, Alberto Jiménez, Paco Ochoa, Ainhoa Santamaría and Juan Carlos Talavera

Scenography: Monica Borromello
Lighting: Paco Ariza

A production of Centro Dramático Nacional and Lantia Escénica