On a journey from darkness to light, is forgiveness possible?
Ariel Dorfman’s award winning play Death and the Maiden is set for revival this September at Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre. Presented by EB Productions performances will run from 11th – 14th September at 7.30pm.
Set in the aftermath of a dictatorship in an unnamed country, the Olivia Award winning play explores the after effects of totalitarian regimes. Paulina Escobar (Emma Bird) is a housewife to prominent lawyer Gerado Escobar (Phil Perez) following a chance meeting, charming stranger Dr Miranda (Pete Cuffe) is invited to stay at the couples home by Gerado. Paulina has suffered at the hands of fascists during the regime and believes that Miranda is her torturer. Exploring trauma, morality and redemption the play asks if forgiveness if possible after such violent and repressive division.
The production sees the mother daughter team behind much loved fringe venue the Lantern Theatre collaborating creatively for the first time since the venues closure. Margaret Connell takes the helm as director of the piece with Siobhan Noble as producer.
The production will participate in the venues ‘pay what you decide’ initiative on Wednesday 11th September allowing audiences to pay for their seat based on how they enjoyed the performance.