Suspense mounts when Paulina and her husband offer hospitality to a stranger. Paulina thinks she recognizes, in their guest, the man who tortured her in prison, and she subsequently takes him hostage to find out the truth. A stunningly blunt and compelling play, Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden explores brilliantly the issues of torture, power, vulnerability, ethics, and trust.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
John Kapelos as Gerardo Escabar
John Mahoney as Roberto Miranda
Carolyn Seymour as Paulina Salas
Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience at the Guest Quarters Suite Hotel, Santa Monica in March of 1994.