Diego the Director

Coming soon to the James Madison University Studio Theatre: Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman. January 23rd through 27th.

Diego is stepping out of his comfort zone again! This time by directing a production of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden at JMU. This timely show grapples with themes of healing, retribution, vengeance, and political turmoil set against the backdrop of a recently reformed totalitarian regime. Click here to get tickets!

A little more about the play:

It is after the collapse of a repressive regime, and Paulina lives in an isolated country house with her husband, Gerardo Escobar, after having spent time as a political prisoner. Paulina is convinced that Dr. Miranda, a new friend to Gerardo, supervised her prison torture sessions—so ties him to a chair and conducts her own interrogation, gun in hand. Gerardo doesn’t know whether to believe his distraught wife or his persuasive new friend. This white-knuckle thriller explores the effects of repression on hearts and souls in a riveting and emotional tug of war.