Death and the Maiden
28 Aug — 17 Oct 2015
Wharf 1 TheatreFrom $58
“The truth and I’ll let you go. Then you’ll be as free as Cain after he killed his brother.”
Sydney Theatre Company and Commonwealth Bank presents
A Sydney Theatre Company and
Melbourne Theatre Company production
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by Ariel Dorfman
The truth can kill
Susie Porter will have you on the edge of your seat in Ariel Dorfman’s Olivier Award-winning psychological thriller.
Tonight, a stranger calls. For Paulina Salas, his voice triggers a memory she has long tried to suppress. Years ago, she was blindfolded, abducted and held as a political prisoner. She never saw her captor but she did hear him. It was a voice she will never forget.
For her husband, vengeance is intolerable. For Paulina, reconciliation is impossible. How can you forgive if the price they are demanding is that you forget?
Written in the wake of the Pinochet regime in Chile, Death and the Maiden boldly explores the intricacies of truth, memory and the morality of retribution. Today, the story still resonates strongly as we watch dictatorships crumble across our world.
Argentinian-born director Leticia Cáceres brings a personal awareness to this production featuring an exceptional trio of actors: Susie Porter (Puberty Blues), Steve Mouzakis as her husband and Eugene Gilfedder (The Effect) as the man whose voice might be his undoing.
“Gripping, with the intensity of a first-rate thriller.” The Telegraph, UK
Duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval)
Warning: strong language, violent themes
Important travel update: CBD road closures from 4 Oct 2015. More info.
Tue 25 Aug 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre
Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 7 Sep 6.30pm post-show
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