Alcock Players presents...
Death and the Maiden
By Ariel Dorfman
Easter Week 3
"She's mad. She needs therapy."
"You are her therapy, Doctor."
Fifteen years have passed since political prisoner Paulina suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but can still recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband. Paulina is convinced that the stranger was her tormentor and must now be held to account...
Death and the Maiden is one of the most successful and highly acclaimed works of twentieth-century drama. A profoundly moving indictment of the torture carried out by fascist regimes across the globe, it has become a modern classic lauded both for the power of its message and the deceptively simple skill of the playwright in putting that message across. Winner of the 1992 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, Death and the Maiden is one of the most important, thrilling and deeply humane plays of our time.