Dallas South News Wire (Teatro Dallas)
Teatro Dallas presents the American premiere of Arístides Vargas’ The Maiden of the Used Books April 22-May 29. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
The Maiden of the Used Books, is a dark, absurd comedy and commissioned translation by TD. Telling the story of a father who is responsible for assaulting and allowing others to assault his own family, the play exposes the horrors of dictatorships that take place in both Latin America and around the world.
Vargas’ writing reflects his experiences during the “Dirty War” of Argentina when thousands of civilians were tortured and “disappeared.” His sarcastic and poetic text promises to entertain, move, and make you laugh. Teatro Dallas is proud to have Vargas’ unique and imaginative work return to their stage. His play Octopus’ Garden was one of TD’s greatest hits.
Translation: Sara Cardona
Direction: Cora Cardona
Staring: Marti Ethridge as the Maiden, Juan Pedro Cano, Lydia Enriquez, Edgar Estrada, Armando Monsivais, Sergio Rodríguez,and Laura Watson.
Lighting design: Jeff Hurst
Set design: Nick Brethauer.
Photography: Leticia Analiz
Performances take place at Teatro Dallas, 1331 Record Crossing Road Dallas, TX 75235.