Max Samson's


Adapted from Franz Kafka's The Trial
Modern Man Hungry for Love Meets Secret Court Hungry for Flesh

Puppets portray the life of Joseph K, arrested for unknown crimes, as he struggles to establish his innocence, only to become further entangled in the inexplicable web of a secret court.

Adapted by John Schneider
Directed by Rob Goodman
Music written and performed by
"Thunder in the Valley"

Cast and Play Details

Reviews and Background
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Pages
Milwaukee Magazine
Journal Sentinel Review
Shepherd Express Preview

After a Successful 3 week Run in Milwaukee


The Ballad of Josef K
moves to Minneapolis

Youtube Snipets from show

Minneapolis Performances: Illusion Theater 2008

7:30pm Thurs May 8
8pm Friday May 9
Matinee : 4pm Saturday May 10
Evening 8pm Saturday May 10
7pm Sunday May 11

7:30pm Thurs May 15
8pm Friday May16
Matinee : 4pm Saturday May 17
Evening 8pm Saturday May 17
7pm Sunday May 18

Ticket prices:
All performances:
$ 20.00 General, Students and Seniors $15.00

Tickets on sale at:

Illusion Theater
528 Hennepin Avenue, 8th Floor
Downtown Minneapolis
(612) 339-4944

An Interdisciplinary Symposium was held at UWM
it addressed the issues raised by the play
Civil Liberties through the Prism of Franz Kafka's The Trial

Click Here to See the Specifics that were Discussed at the Symposium