About This Show

Show Dates and Times:
Thursday October 12 at 8pm
Friday October 13 at 8pm
Saturday October 14 at 8pm
Sunday October 15 at 2pm

Ticket Price:
$25

A show fit for our turbulent times, La Muerte y la Doncella is the first production of Chicago-based Aguijón Theater’s 28th season, dedicated to the exploration of the psychological toll of the politics of fear. Set after the fall of a dictatorship, the play follows a woman who must overcome her past and confront her deepest fears in search of long sought justice.

Performed in Spanish with English Subtitles.

Han pasado muchos años desde que Paulina, una prisionera política, fuera violentamente torturada por un hombre cuyo rostro nunca vio pero cuyo recuerdo aún la atrapa en un terror absoluto. La dictadura que asoló su país acaba de caer y todo es incertidumbre. Cuando un inesperado visitante llega a la aislada casa de playa que comparte con su marido, Paulina, convencida de que ese extraño es su verdugo, se enfrenta a sus más profundos temores en busca de hacer justicia a su trágico pasado.
                                                                                                                                        
Iniciando la 28ª temporada de Aguijón Theater, La muerte y la doncella explora el impacto psicológico de la política del miedo - un espectáculo preciso en nuestros turbulentos tiempos actuales. 

Presentada en español con supertítulos en inglés. 

The Artists
Sándor Menéndez – Director
Oswaldo Calderón – Assistant Director
Stefanie Jara Stage – Manager
Rosario Vargas – Co-Artistic Director Producer
Michael Rathbun – Scenic & Lighting Design
Ana Santos-Sanchez – Costumes
Augusto Yanacopulos – Props
Ariel Dorfman – Playwright

The Cast
Marcela Muñoz
Marcopolo Soto
Gerardo Cárdenas

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes, presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Destinos

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series is proud to be a venue partner for DESTINOS, the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. DESTINOS is an ambitious month-long festival of ‘First voice’ plays and panels produced by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA).

Each weekend in October 2017, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre will feature the work of daring Latino companies from across the globe.

Running Time

Approximately 90 minutes, presented without an intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person.If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.

Destinos

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series is proud to be a venue partner for DESTINOS, the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival. DESTINOS is an ambitious month-long festival of ‘First voice’ plays and panels produced by the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA).

Each weekend in October 2017, Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre will feature the work of daring Latino companies from across the globe.