Death and the Maiden

  • date Saturday, 14 March, 2015
  • group Kilmeen Drama Group
  • author Ariel Dorfman
  • category Open
  • age adults only

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, moral thriller is set in a country that has only recently returned to democracy. 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 in the voice of this Good Samaritan, Gerardo’s wife, Paulina Salas, thinks she recognizes another man – the one who raped and tortured her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention centre years before.

Kilmeen Drama Group

Kilmeen Drama Group, based in Rossmore, West Cork, are one of the longest established drama groups in the country, regularly competing on the 3 Act and 1 Act circuits. In 2012, Kilmeen were crowned All Ireland champions at the RTE 3 Act Open Drama Finals in Athlone, for the third consecutive year, with the Playboy of the Western World. They have recently returned from a successful tour to New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania with the Playboy.