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Comedy, Theatre

The Trial

Kafkaesque, nightmarish and nonsensical bureaucratic processes are everywhere. Jason Klarwein’s contemporary adaptation of The Trial presents them by leaping into the absurd.

  • Dates 29 - 30 May

  • Times 7pm

  • Ticket prices See below

Nonsensical bureaucratic processes are everywhere. Somehow, we manage to remember an array of increasingly complex passwords. Completing paperwork is often a nightmarish ordeal. Simultaneously, we navigate social media, the rise of AI and surveillance technology.

Kafka so clearly articulated the experience of what it is to be human in this psychologically fragmented age that we’ve coined the term ‘Kafkaesque.’

Jason Klarwein’s contemporary adaptation of Kafka’s The Trial is far from depressing, nihilistic theatre. On the contrary, we take a wholehearted leap into the absurd. From the wildly exaggerated characters to the ridiculous scenarios in which they find themselves, the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS) graduating Theatre Artists of 2024 present an uproariously hilarious play in the style of The Office, Broad City and The Good Place.

We promise you will laugh.

Presented by Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS)


29 - 30 May


$38 Standard
$21 Concession
$21 Child


75-minutes (no interval)

All Chapel Off Chapel performances have a strict lockout policy.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive at least 15-minutes before performance time.

Seating & Accessibility

Seating: Allocated Seating

Please make sure you arrive a minimum of 15-minutes prior to the performance start time.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require accessible seating or wheelchair access, call the Box Office on 03 8290 7000, Monday-Friday between 10am and 4pm to book your tickets.


Theatrical haze & stylised violence
Coarse language & mature themes
This performance is suitable for ages 15+

Additional Information

To protect your health and safety and that of our team we have the following measures in place:

Venue will open one hour prior to showtime.
The venue will be CASHLESS.
Mask wearing is encouraged when inside the theatres.