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Death and the Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Daniel K. McDermott
March 7-22, 2003


Production Team:
Light Design/Lighting & Sound Technician: Andi Billig
Costumes: Clare Jodzio McDermott
Sound Design: Tim Kuehl
Set: Daniel K. McDermott, Brian Riebe
Aaron Coker (Dr. Roberto Miranda)
Dustin Gingerich (Gerrardo Escobar)
Jaimi Paige (Paulina Escobar)
This intense psychological thriller begins innocently enough. Gerardo Escobar has had car trouble. Dr. Roberto Miranda, a good Samaritan, has come to his aid.

But a surprise awaits Miranda, now a guest in the Escobar home. Gerardo's wife Paulina believes she recognizes Miranda's voice. Paulina is convinced it belongs to the man who systemically raped and tortured her fifteen years earlier for her political beliefs.

Is the accusation true? A delusion? Before the final curtain, Dr. Miranda will be put on trial... along with closely held notions of truth, justice, revenge, and betrayal.

The crackling suspense of Ariel Dorfman's superb play will keep you riveted to your seat.


The story takes place in a South American country (Chile) where a Fascist government has recently been usurped by a Democratic revolution. Paulina Escobar had been a political prisoner who was tortured by her captors during the oppressive period. Although blindfolded she believed to have gotten to know one of her captors all too well. A physician who gained her trust by playing tapes of Shubert's "Death and the Maiden" and then subjecting her to emotional, physical & sexual torture. She has since been set free and married Gerardo Escobar, the editor of an underground democratic newspaper during the previous regime.

Gerardo is now running for political office. On his way home one night he has some car trouble and a good Samaritan named Dr. Miranda helps him get home. Later that same evening the doctor returns and from his voice Paulina believes him to be the same physician who had tortured her. The tortured becomes the torturer as this thrilling drama unfolds.

Opening Weekend
2nd Weekend
Closing Weekend
Friday, Mar. 07 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Mar. 09 @ 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 14 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 21 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 22 @ 2:00 p.m.
Curtain Riser:
by Rick A. Raasch
Death & The Maiden
by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Daniel K. McDermott

All tickets $7

~ Suggested for Mature Audiences due to Language and Situations ~

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