Theatre of Charlotte’s Ensemble Company Presents Franz Kafka’s “The
Theatre’s Ensemble Company, made up of talented local high school actors, will
present Franz Kafka’s “The Trial” from May 22-24 in the Wachovia Playhouse
at ImaginOn. This hauntingly believable story from one of the most influential
figures in Western literature comes to life in a black comedy adaptation by
K., a young bank manager is unexpectedly arrested on the morning of his 30th
birthday for an unidentified crime. K. falls in a downward spiral as he
questions his alleged guilt and himself. Presented in a dynamic, minimalist
staging, his plight seems laughingly absurd but all too terrifyingly real.
“The Trial” mirrors the hardship Kafka faced growing up as a minority in 20th
, and illustrates the dangers of bureaucracy and totalitarianism.
will be held on May 22-24 at 7:30 pm in the Wachovia Playhouse. All tickets are
$10. For tickets to “The Trial”, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at
704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website: www.ctcharlotte.org.
“The Trial” contains mature themes and is recommended for middle and high
the Ensemble Company
Ensemble Company provides FREE pre-professional training to high school actors
who possess evident theatrical talent and a strong commitment to theatre work.
Selected by audition, the students can receive school credit as part of the
partnership between Children’s Theatre of Charlotte and
meets for three-hour classes most Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school
year to study voice, movement, characterization, script analysis, improvisation,
and production. The company produces a full-scale production at the end of the
season. Many Ensemble members go on to pursue acting in college and in their
careers. Students have advanced to nationally recognized theatre programs at
Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the
Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the
North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources,
and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation
deserves great art.
Time Warner Cable: the 2008-09 Media Sponsor of Children's Theatre of Charlotte
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