South Wicklow Drama Festival

Coolgreany Drama - 'Death and the Maiden' by Ariel Dorfman


                                                                                              Director: Sally Stephens



Paulina Salas - Denise Moules

Gerardo Escobar - Eamonn O'Shiel

Roberto Miranda - Richard Lister

Old Man - Ned Dempsey

Tavelli Stage Hands - Maggie Murphy & Éadaoin Ní Líonáin


Director: Sally Stevens


Sound: Nick Delany

Lighting: Cian Redmond

Set design & construction: Sally Stevens and Mícheál Murphy.

Stage Management: Norah Finn. 

Stage Crew Team led by Mícheál Murphy.

Make Up: Kellie O'Rafferty


About the Play

Dorfman wrote this psychological thriller in 1990. Originally written in Dorfman's native language, Spanish, and largely influenced by events in Chile and Argentina, the play is set in the 1990's and could be a beach house in any country which has suffered a totalitarian regime and is in the early days of democracy.

The director of this production has chosen not to specify an exact location and believes that the events which unfold could conceivably happen anywhere.

The play is not suitable for children and runs without an interval.


About the Group

Coolgreany Drama was founded in late 2009 and had it's first production at home in 2010. Since then they have been successful on both the one-act festival circuit and the full length. They are the current All Ireland Champions in the Confined section of the One-Act competition. They are thrilled to play on the Carnew stage for the first time ever.




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