Death and the Maiden

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Date(s) - August 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017
12:00 am

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater


Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

By Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Christopher Ostrom
August 24 – September 24, 2017
Thursday through Monday at 8:00 p.m.
$20-$35; students $12

Set in an unnamed country that is, like the author’s native Chile, emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, the play explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls. Paulina Escobar’s husband Gerardo is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. A Dr. Miranda stops at Escobars’ to congratulate Gerardo. Paulina 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.

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