“Death and the Maiden” to Open Pittsfield’s New Stage Summer Season [Berkshire on Stage]

Paulina (Deann Halper) warns her husband (Gary Cookson) not to untie her prisoner (Marc Geller) in New Stage Performing Arts Center’s taut psychological drama opening Thursday, June 14. Photo: Peggy Reeves.

Paulina (Deann Halper) warns her husband (Gary Cookson) not to untie her prisoner (Marc Geller) in New Stage Performing Arts Center’s taut psychological drama opening Thursday, June 14. Photo: Peggy Reeves.

Rape and retribution are not easy subjects, but in the taut and ultimately mysterious Death and the Maiden we get a paranoid thriller with shadows of Harold Pinter flickering across the script. We think this mind-bender is a great supplement to our more usual summer diet of easy laughs and pretty tunes, fun though they may be.

Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden will play from June 14th to July 1st at the New Stage Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, above the Beacon Cinemas on North Street.

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