Arts This Week: Death and the Maiden

This Week, Jared Bowen tours “M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions” at the Museum of Fine Arts and reviews some of the best new theater in Boston, including the Huntington Theatre Company’s revival of “Bad Dates” and “Death and the Maiden,” presented by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

In the first staged production of their 2018 season, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents Ariel Dorfman’s political drama, “Death and the Maiden.” Set in an unnamed country emerging from a totalitarian regime, former political prisoner Paulina Salas (Flora Diaz) comes face-to-face with her captor in her own home. With grim resolve, she decides to put the man on trial, and take justice into her own hands. But is he guilty? Dissecting the lingering effects of torture, repression, and revenge, Jared calls this play “a carefully rendered thriller that follows the toxic drops of injustice as they burn through the soul.”

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