Death and the Maiden
Death and the Maiden
Melville Theatre
Melville Theatre
6 May 2016 to 21 May 2016
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Tickets - Tickets are $20, $15 concession book on 9330 4565 or at
Duration - 120 mins
Not suitable for children

AN Olivier Award-winning play comes to Melville Theatre this May, looking at what happens when a former political prisoner confronts her alleged tormentor years later.

Written by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman and directed by Lars Jensen, Death and the Maiden is a psychological thriller set against the backdrop of an unspecified post-dictatorship country.

When a stranger calls one night, his voice triggers a memory in Paulina Salas – one she has long tried to suppress.

Years ago, when she was blindfolded, abducted and held as a political prisoner, Paulina never saw her captor.

But she did hear him and decides to take matters into her own hands to prove the stranger is the same man.

In 1994, Roman Polanski directed a film adaptation of the play, featuring Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.

The play’s title comes from the Schubert’s composition Death and the Maiden, which was played constantly during Paulina’s ordeal.

“Written in the wake of the Pinochet regime in ...more
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