LA MAFIA Teatro
La Muerte y La Doncella
(Death and the Maiden)
by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Moira Miller
"The play is held by two strong pillars. The first is the excellent quality of Dorfman's texts, reaching new heights. The other is acting dexterity."
--Sangría (by Chile's Team Magazine)
In his 1992 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, Argentine Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman describes the chance encounter between a former political prisoner and the man she believes once tortured her. More than 20 years later--after being translated and performed in more than 80 countries and made into a 1994 feature film by Roman Polanski--Dorfman's critically acclaimed metaphor for Chile's painful transition to democracy continues to ring with global relevance. Ariel Dorfman's work was last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2000 with the premiere of Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark starring Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, and John Malkovich.
Free Explore the Arts Post-Performance Discussion: March 14
In Spanish with projected English titles. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014