Pictured: Vanessa Severo
Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the cast and production team for Ariel Dorfman’s DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, directed by Cinnamon Schultz.
The cast features Vanessa Severo, Robert Gibby Brand, and Rusty Sneary.
The production team includes Gary Mosby (Scenic Designer,) Deb Morgan (Properties Designer), Georgianna Buchanan (Costume Designer), Shane Rowse (Lighting Designer), Jonathan Robertson (Sound Designer), Mary Allison Joseph (Dramaturg), and Kyle Dyck (Technical Director).
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN tell the story of a one-time political prisoner living in isolation who becomes convinced that she recognizes the voice of a good Samaritan as that of the tormentor from her captivity.
“Since (the terrorist attacks on) 9/11, powerful nations have become complicit in the abuses of human rights in order to ‘feel safe,’” says Schultz. “So, it could be said that the core dilemmas of DEATH AND THE MAIDEN are more relevant today than they were when originally written.”
“I am also very excited,” continues Schultz, “to work with a cast that knows each other so well that we can dive even deeper into the uncomfortable nature of the play.”
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN