Death and the Maiden
When Friday May 18, 2012 @ 7:30 PM (575 days ago)
Where University Commons, 170, MainStage Theater
Duration 2 hours
This concert reading of the controversial 1991 Latin American play, “Death and The Maiden,” by Ariel Dorfman, is directed by EMU Theater Department’s artist-in-residence and CJP graduate, Roger Foster.
Dorfman, a cultural advisor to Salvatore Allende, spent the years following the military coup of General Augusto Pinochet living in the USA and making clandestine visits to Santiago. In this play he deals with the aftereffects of repression on the hearts and souls of people in a country emerging from totalitarian dictatorship, putting a very human face on issues of national trauma, national reconciliation and transitional justice. The play has been adapted and presented in contexts as varied as South Africa and Northern Ireland.
Lora Steiner (CJP), Nathaniel Daniel (Seminary) and David Vogel (Theater) perform this difficult but compelling play.
The play contains shocking, difficult and offensive language and stories. This is appropriate for the subject matter of the play but may not be appropriate for all audiences.
Intended Audience General Public
Name Theater Dept
Phone # 540.432.4360