Written by Ariel Dorfman
Directed by Gary M. English
March 23 – April 2, 2023
Studio Theatre


Set in an unnamed country emerging from a totalitarian dictatorship, Dorfman’s white-knuckle thriller explores the aftereffects of repression on the hearts and souls of those who lived through persecution and terror. Former political prisoner Paulina’s delicate peace shatters when her husband unknowingly brings home the man she believes tortured and raped her more than 20 years earlier. Winner of the 1992 Olivier Award for Best Play, Death and The Maiden features Samantha Seawolf, Paul Flores and Alex Winnick and is directed by Gary M. English.
“ A terrifying moral thriller which combines brilliant theatricality with clear thought and fierce compassion.” – London Sunday Times
Recommended for mature audiences (coarse language, adult themes, descriptions of sexual violence and torture, references to mental illness and suicide, and the use of a prop firearm).
Death and the Maiden is co-sponsored by UConn’s Human Rights Institute, celebrating 20 years of examining the most pressing human rights questions and preparing the next generation of human rights leaders. Join HRI for their 20th anniversary celebration.


Masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
Mask Required Performances: Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm and Sunday, April 2 at 2pm

Seating is reserved. Patrons will need to have a printed or digital copy of their ticket with them in order to enter the theatre. All tickets will be sent via email. 

No backpacks, laptops, or briefcases are permitted inside CRT theatres. Only bags smaller than 12" x 6" x 12" will be permitted inside. Patrons with over-sized or prohibited items will be asked to return them to their vehicles or discard them. An exception will be made for medically necessary items. Over-sized and prohibited items are unable to be stored at the theatre.  

Thursday, March 30 – The Death and the Maiden company with Dr. Lindsay Cummings, Associate Professor, and special guest Dr. Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, Associate Professor and director of UConn’s El Instituto

Saturday, April 1 (following the 2 pm matinee) – The Death and the Maiden company with Associate Professor and CRT Resident Dramaturg Dr. Lindsay Cummings

The performance will at CRT's Studio Theatre:
802 Bolton Rd., Storrs, CT 06269

Parking is available in the evening and on weekends at all surrounding University lots.