Death & the Maiden
Armidale Playhouse - August 2000
It is the early 1990's. The fascist military Junta in Chile has
been ousted, democracy has been restored, and the country's
leaders are grappling with the reconciliation process. Into the
home of one such man, Gerardo Escobar, late at night, comes a
friendly stranger who has rendered assistance with Gerardo's
flat tyre. It is a jovial, friendly scene - one human being
helping another. But Gerardo's wife, Paulina, has
eavesdropped on the conversation, and recognised the voice of
the stranger as that of the doctor who was present at (and
possibly participated in) her rape and torture at the hands of
the Regime, 15 years earlier.
Julie Collins, Ken Fraser, Brendan Pascoe
Director: Astrid Blake
© The Armidale Playhouse Inc, 2007-2012.