Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

Harrogate Studio Theatre, 26th-30th June 2018

 


 

‘Death and the Maiden’. Click on the image to enlarge

A democratic age is dawning in an unspecified South American country. Gerardo and Paulina are attempting to forge a new life for themselves despite the uncertainty that still exists in the aftermath of violence and oppression.

When a stranger calls at their home his voice triggers a memory that Paulina has long tried to supress. Through months of captivity under a brutal regime she never saw her captor’s face but she heard his voice, calm yet menacing. A voice she will never forget. With the arrival of the stranger she hears that voice again.

Over the course of the next 48 hours the lives of these three people are radically altered as Paulina must decide how far she is willing to go to settle her score.

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning play, written in the wake of the Pinochet regime in Chile, will resonate with modern audiences as a stark reminder of the human rights violations we continue to witness in the world today.

Magnificent…One of those rare plays which…seem to grasp the pulse of the century.” – London Financial Times

A terrifying moral thriller which combines brilliant theatricality with clear thought and fierce compassion.” – London Sunday Times

Suspenseful, riveting…and movingly personal.” – The New York Times

‘Death & the Maiden’ is coming to Harrogate Studio Theatre from Tuesday 26th June to Saturday 26th June 2018. To purchase tickets, please click here or call the Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502116.

 

Cast

Paulina Salas – Clare Evans-Argent

Gerardo Escobar – James Willstrop

Roberto Miranda – Stuart Newsome

 

Crew

Director – Rachel Conyers

Stage Manager – Sue Rawson

Lighting and Sound – Dawn Penfold

Rehearsal Prompt – Carol-Anne Howes