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Connecticut Repertory Theatre Presents: Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

Friday, March 24, 2023
8:00pm – 10:00pm

Storrs Campus
Nafe Katter Theater

Tony award-winning Glenn Close, Richard Dreyfuss and Gene Hackman starred on Broadway in this political thriller. 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.


Alana Conti

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (primary), Dodd Human Rights Impact, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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