by Ariel Dorfman

Production Photos

Gerardo Escobar - Richard Roberts
Paulina Salas - Melanie Marcec
Roberto Miranda - Brian Rausch

Director – Danilo Stapula
Stage Manager – Joel Carner
Assistant to the Director – Wanda Goshorn
Sound Operator – Sylvia Rausch
Tech Directors – Dane Winters & Andy Meredith
Assistant Tech Director – Brian Rausch
Set Design – Danilo Stapula

The Story:

Set in a country emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, this political thriller explores the after effects of repression on hearts and souls. Paulina Escobar's husband Gerardo is to head an investigation into past human rights abuses. A Dr. Miranda stops at Escobars' to congratulate Gerardo. Paulina overhears them speaking and is convinced that Miranda supervised her prison torture sessions. She ties him to a chair and conducts her own interrogation, gun in hand. Escobar doesn't know whether to believe his distraught wife or his persuasive new friend. This white knuckle thriller is riveting, intellectual and emotional. Due to violent language, action and situations this production is recommended for adult audiences.
"Magnificent.... One of those rare plays which ... seem to grasp the pulse of the century." - London Financial Times. "A terrifying moral thriller which combines brilliant theatricality with clear thought and fierce compassion." - London Sunday Times. Winner of the Sir Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season 1992.

Performances: Preview Performances: 30 Sept & Oct 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. -- performance day and time during the One Act Festival Oct. 6 – 9, 2005, to be announced.

Tickets: $8 adults and $6 students/seniors. Reservations begin 13 Sept.