The Trial of Judith K.

Written by:

Sally Clark

Cast Size:
7

Roles For:

  • Men: 3
  • Women: 4

Genre:

Adaptation
Comedy
Tragedy

Themes:

Justice

Length:

85 min.

Year Written:

1989

Synopsis:

The Trial of Judith K. is roughly based on Kafka’s The Trial. Judith K. finds herself accused of an unknown crime. The harder she delves into the bureaucratic nightmare, the more firmly she is bound by it, and the more obscure the reasons for her conviction become.” (From the CPO Website)

Characters:

Judith K: chief Clerk at the Bank of Commerce / Bigg & Clem: warders / Inspector / Edna BLock: Landlady / Mrs Voight: Assistant Manager at the Bank / Miss Lang / Examining Magistrate / Psychopath (Ted) / Head Flogger / Deedee: Judith’s sister-in-law / Timmy & Tracy: Deedee’s children / Milly Pearce / Theadora Moxie: Lady of the Law / Mr Brazier / Fred Pollock / Girl 1 & 2 / Nun

First Produced:

1989, Canadian Stage Company

Resources:

The Trial of Judith K. is available through the CPO Website.

To view other works by this playwright, click here.

Notes:

Governor General’s Award Nominee