Death and the Maiden

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Written in the wake of the Pinochet regime in Chile, Ariel Dorfman’s captivating, psychological thriller Death and the Maiden was performed by the Melbourne Theatre Company in 1993 and, 22 years later, is making its return to the MTC stage in a new production starring Susie Porter, Eugene Gilfedder and Steve Mouzakis and directed by Leticia Càceres (who recently directed MTC’s Birdland). Beat had the opportunity to speak to Mouzakis, who has had an impressive career over the years including theatre (MTC’s The Cherry Orchard for which he won the Green Room award for Best Actor), film (Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are) and television (Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap).

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