Epic Brings DEATH AND THE MAIDEN To The Stage
Epic Theatre Company continues its exploration of conviction with a modern masterpiece--Ariel Dorfman's "Death and the Maiden."
Paulina and her husband, Gerardo, live far away from a brutal past--one where Paulina was scarred and traumatized as a political prisoner. But what they thought was part of their history reemerges when a stranger shows up at their door and Paulina swears he's the man responsible for the horrors inflicted upon her all those years ago. Is she telling the truth or should she be doubted?
"I've been waiting a long time to bring this play to Epic," says Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, "The first time I saw it, it left me stunned. It's a truly great piece of theater--a thriller with a political edge that presents some fascinating ideas. It's also a crucial piece to be doing at a time when believing victims has a national spotlight focused on it."
"Death and the Maiden" is a powerful and potent masterwork that asks who we can trust to believe us when the demons from our past make their way into our present.
"Death and the Maiden"
Directed by Kyle Couture
Stage Manager: Tara Wykes
Technical Director: Alexander Sprague
Producer: Melanie Stone
General Manager: Megan Ruggiero
Assistant Directors: Catia Ramos and Daria-Lyric Montaquila
Epic Production Manager: Cate Clifford
Operations Manager: Kerry Giorgi
Poster Design: Elena Semenkova
Epic Resident Photographer: Dave Cantelli
Young Audiences Development: Angelique Dina
*"Death and the Maiden" is presented with Special Permission from Samuel French
General Admission: $20
Students and Military: Free Admission
All Performances at Theatre 82 located in Cranston, Rhode Island
Tickets are $20 General Admission, $15 for Seniors/Students/Military
Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.
Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.