Monday, March 4, 2013

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN by Ariel Dorfmann, Sam Bass Community Theatre, Round Rock, March 22 - 30, 2013

Sam Bass Community Theatre Round Rock TX

(Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 Lee Street, Round Rock)

presentsDeath and the Maiden Sam Bass Theatre Round Rock TX

Death and the Maiden

by Ariel Dorfmann
March 22 - 30, 2013
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Sam Bass Community Theatre, 610 Lee Street, Round Rock

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 rivetting intellectual and emotional tug of war.

"Searing." - Christian Science Monitor

"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, rivetting... movingly personal." - The New York Times


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