Tense story of revenge and justice on stage in Chesterfield
Quick, in an instant, you must make a decision! You know it is him, he did terrible things to you and now, you can reap revenge.
In thriller Death and the Maiden at the Pomegranate Theatre in Chesterfield, Paulina can do just that, reap sweet justice on one of her torturers.
However, life isn’t that simple. Her husband, Gerardo Escobar, believes that she may be wrong and that the man is perhaps not the perpetrator and could be innocent.
As a lawyer, he cannot condone the kidnapping and trial with Paulina acting as judge, jury and executioner.
The consequences of her actions will be far reaching, wrecking her husband’s hard-won career and stop a nation’s progress to democracy in the aftermath of dictatorship.
The alternative is continuing a life in misery, frightened as a mouse, caught in a virtual cage. Paulina could once again be strong, happy and carefree.
If only there was a way to heal her emotional wounds and save all that she and her husband have sacrificed so much for.
This thrilling drama, written by human rights activist, Ariel Dorfman, challenges audiences to judge guilt or innocence as they are confronted with a tragedy that has no clear solution.
In a world populated with dictatorships and human rights violations, it is as relevant today as when written in 1992.
The UK tour of Death and the Maiden is helmed by award-winning artistic director Adam Morley, director Sarah Gain and producer Claire Bibby.
The cast are Andrew Fettes (Gerardo Escobar), Keith Hill (Roberto Miranda) and Claire Bibby (Paulina Salas).
Death and the Maiden is at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield on Thursday, July 12. Box office: 01246 345 222 or www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk