Maskers' Studio Theatreon
Wednesday 9th to Saturday 12th April 2003
What happens when the ghosts of your dark and troubled past suddenly catch up with you?
Can innocence ever be regained once evil has been experienced?
These are just two of the themes explored in Ariel Dorfman’s powerful and intense psychological thriller Death and the Maiden.
The play was originally set in Post-Pinochet Chile, but could be set in a country that has made the transition from a dictatorship to a democracy and its people have suffered serious human rights violations. This production was set in El Salvador just after the end of the civil war, in 1992. One night Paulina’s husband, Gerado, gives a lift to a stranger whose car has broken down on the motorway and subsequently brings him back to their remote beach hose. Paulina recognises the voice of this stranger as being that of her torturer from many years previously. She consequently decided to exorcise the ghosts of her past by kidnapping the stranger, Miranda, and putting him on trial for his crimes.
|Cast (in order of appearance)|
|Paulina Escobar||Hazel Burrows|
|Gerardo Escobar||Alan Watson|
|Roberto Miranda||Albie Minns|
|For the Maskers|
|Stage Manager||Julia Campone|
|Set Design||Joe Diggins|
|Set Construction||David Jupp, Graham Buchanan, Joe Diggins|
|Properies||Ella Lockett, Gill Buchanan|
|Set Dressing||Joe Diggins, Mollie Manns|
|Lighting Design||Tony Lawther|
|Lighting Operatives||Ivan White, Tom Huns|
|Front of house||Christine and Alan Baker|
|Production Manager||Mollie Manns|
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