New Play Classic

Death and the Maiden

Extended through July 20!

by Ariel Dorfman | directed by Chay Yew | Zacek McVay Theater

Ariel Dorfman’s explosively provocative, award-winning drama is set in a rocky new democracy. Gerardo has just been chosen to head the commission that will investigate the crimes of the old regime when his car breaks down and he is picked up by a kind doctor.

Sandra Oh (the award-winning star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy) plays Gerardo’s wife, Paulina, who thinks she recognizes the doctor as the man who tormented her as she lay blindfolded in a military detention center years before. A riveting play about revenge, trauma and forgiveness.

Lead Production Sponsor
William and Orli Staley

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Elizabeth F Cheney

The Capitanini Family
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Charles E. Harris, II and
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Maiden is the reason Sandra Oh left Grey’s Anatomy in the Chicago Tribune.

Read the review in Entertainment Weekly.

Read a featured interview with Sandra Oh in the Chicago Sun-Times.


Spoken Word Pre-show Performances

Tues July 8, 2014 | Thurs July 10, 2014 | 7:00pm | Free

One mic. Three women. Listen to the poetry of female spoken word artists Noelle Aiisa, Brandi Lee, and Kristyn Zoe Wilkerson at select pre-show performances throughout the run of Death and the Maiden. Responding to themes such as violence against women, these emerging spoken word artists are unafraid to take the mic and share their truths.

oh-sandra Sandra Oh (Paulina)

Currently Sandra is continuing her work with Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Cristina Yang. Her most recent film Sideways was nominated for 5 Academy Awards and won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay. She’s thrilled to join the theater scene again under the direction of her long-time friend Chay Yew.

judd-john John Judd (Roberto)

John Judd’s has appeared at the Goodman in Measure for Measure, at Steppenwolf in Clybourne Park, and at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in Romeo and Juliet and The Feast: an intimate Tempest.

raul-castillo Raúl Castillo (Gerardo)

Raúl was born and raised on the Texas-Mexico border and is based in New York City. Most recently he garnered accolades for his turn as Richie in the HBO series Looking. Guest starring TV credits include Blue Bloods, Law and Order and Nurse Jackie.



First Rehearsal


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