Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

Where Studio Theater

Set in an unnamed country that is emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls. Paulina Escobar’s husband Gerardo (Caleb Johnson ’09) is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. Dr. Miranda (Michael Heatwole ’09) stops at Escobars’ to congratulate Gerado. Paulina (Amber Showalter 06) overhears them speaking and is convinced that Miranda supervised her prison torture sessions. She ties him to a chair and conducts her own interrogation, gun in hand. Escobar doesn’t know whether to believe his distraught wife or his persuasive new friend. This white knuckle thriller is a riveting intellectual and emotional tug of war.

Intended Audience General Public

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