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‘Death and the Maiden’ Dates: 15th – 18th November 2017.

November 2017 will see The Players tackle this gritty play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman.

Described by The Guardian as a ‘first rate play…..a claustrophobic cat a and mouse thriller to raise moral questions.’ Although set after the Chilean Pinochet regime it raises questions for individuals and nations about what to do about revenge, retribution and forgiveness at the emergence of any democratisation after the horrors of a totally brutal regime…..just as appropriate today. With a title from Schuberts 1824 famous string quartet, this gritty play by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman was written in 1990 and first performed a year later. It has spawned a film and Opera.Examining the dynamics of three people in an unnamed country that is recovering from the after effects of a violent dictatorship.

 Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The rapist doctor played Schubert’s composition Death and the Maiden during the act of rape; hence the play’s title. Years later, after the (also unnamed) repressive regime has fallen, Paulina lives in an isolated country house with her husband, Gerardo Escobar. When Gerardo comes back from a visit to the president, he gets a flat tire. A stranger named Dr. Miranda stops to assist him. Dr. Miranda drives Gerardo home and later in the night he returns………..

Details: Doors open at 7pm – Performance will start at 7.45pm
Bar available serving a range of alchoholic and soft drinks from 7pm
2 Act play with a 15 minute interval
BOX OFFICE opens 9.00am on Monday 16th October – to book online please click the link below – or call 01483 272378 for phone booking.





PANTO AUDITIONS :    Monday 30th Oct & Thursday 2nd Nov – 7.30PM – at The Wilson Room – St Peter & St Pauls Church – Ewhurst.

November Production   :   Weds 15th – Sat 18th November 2017

January Production       :    Fri 26th January – Sat 3rd February 2018


……For more information (or to book your place) at any of these forthcoming events please refer to the most recent newsletters in the updates section and keep reading your EP update emails……