In collaboration with conceptual artist/designer Michel Indergand
and composer William Young, Theatre of Man's original adaptation
of Kafka's The Trial realized a dream world in which rules
were perverted, and turned inside out in modern man's confrontation
with the absurdity of the bureaucratic state.
"The performance takes place on the deepest stage I've
ever seen. We are drawn into the nightmare with unique lighting,
dazzling sounds, mime, sculptural effects, and dance. We see
bodies writhing like snakes. In one scene, two conversations
take place simultaneously on two towering platforms on opposite
sides of the stage. Cecile Pineda succeeds admirably in conveying
the nightmare qualities of the novel while presenting the political
implications of being trapped in a legal system which is (inexorable)."
Berna Rauch, Berkeley Barb, June 6, 1975
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