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Actors rehearsing at the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Credit: Frank Radosevich / Radio Sweden
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David Fukamachi Regnfors is one of professional three actors leading the theatre group. Credit: Frank Radosevich / Radio Sweden

Through Kafka's 'The Trial', refugees tell their story in Sweden

6:58 min

A theater group made up of young asylum seekers is using a novel by Franz Kafka to illustrate their lives as refugees in Sweden.

In late November, the group will stage an adaptation of Kafka's "The Trial", which tells the story of Joseph K., a man who is arrested and detained without ever learning why.

The book examines Joseph's struggle with a faceless and arbitrary bureaucracy, a situation that the cast members say mirror their reality here in Sweden.

The actors in the play are young unaccompanied minors who came here seeking asylum from Afghanistan or Iran.

David Fukamachi Regnfors is a professional actor who helped organize the group. He tells Radio Sweden about the challenges and enjoyment of preparing for opening night.

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