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Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy and still struggles with a fascist, violent history. In many ways, Death and the Maiden has more to say to America today than it ever has, and is a chilling, gripping tale of revenge and paranoia.

Gerardo Escobar has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by the humane doctor, Roberto Miranda. But Gerardo’s wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes in Miranda’s voice the man who once tormented and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before. Is this the same man?

Death and the Maiden marks the solo directorial debut of Cassie Greer, longtime B&B Resident Actor and newly appointed Associate Artistic Director!

“How does any society escape from the shadow of history? Is private revenge ever justified? And is there any judicial framework that can cope with endemic evil? These and other issues are explored with great skill in Dorfman’s still powerfully relevant masterpiece.” -The Guardian

The Vault Theater, 350 E Main Street, Hillsboro
March 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Rave Reviews

  • “...there are always lessons to be learned from history, and many of the themes and warnings in the work continue to ring true today.” –Oregon ArtsWatch
  • “...these characters are not just black and white... a tribute to their acting...” –Dennis Sparks Reviews
  • “...a powerful show that lingers long after the lights go out.” –Westside Theatre Reviews

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Runs 03/08/18 - 03/25/18

Run Time 110 minutes, including 1 intermission(s)

Recommended for ages 18+

Content Advisory:

Contains adult themes, language, and descriptions/depictions of violence and sexual assault

PAY WHAT YOU WILL NIGHT: March 8th (cash preferred)

Death and the Maiden contains themes related to violence, sexual assault, and politics. As such, it may not be suitable for audiences under the age of 18. However, B&B believes strongly that the themes and issues explored in the production are important for all members of our community and, as such, encourage parents and teachers to consider making use of our “Study Guide” prior to bringing students and children to the production.

All shows (except where indicated) are General Admission.

The auditorium opens for seating 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Due to the intimate nature of our space, absolutely NO LATE SEATING will be allowed for any reason. Please ensure you arrive on time for the performance.

Magazine Series Lectures take place in the auditorium on each Friday performance starting at 6:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

Post-show discussions and talk-backs with the cast and crew take place immediately following each Sunday matinee and last approximately 45 minutes.

Learn More About
Our Production With Our Study Guide!

Spanish

Fechas 03/08/18 - 03/25/18

Tiempo de Ejecución 110 minutos, incluyendo 1 intermedio(s)

Recomendado para Edades 18+

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Box Office Hours:
M/W/F 11:00am - 5:00pm and 1 hour prior to performances

Our Mailing Address/Main Performance Venue
350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-345-9590

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