Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman
When Saturday October 29, 2005 @ 7:30 PM (3558 days ago)
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