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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 20 2014

Well, that was unexpected. I had reason to be happy when I heard that Victory Gardens Theater would be doing Death and the Maiden, grim as it is. The 1991 drama by Chilean-American writer Ariel Dorfman is a sharply wrought, ruthlessly truthful look at state terror such as was practiced in Chile under Pinochet and in Argentina during the "dirty war." An indictment structured (perversely, cunningly) as a Sleuth-style mystery, Death and the Maiden needs and deserves to be produced on a regular basis—and Victory Gardens artistic director Chay Yew planned to produce it with an intriguing cast, including Grey's Anatomy star Sandra Oh as Paulina, a woman who was tortured by agents of a Latin American junta, and local treasure John Judd as the man she accuses of carrying out unspeakable crimes against her. What's not to, uh, like? Continue reading >>

Price: $30-$80


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