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Death and the Maiden

From June 7 to 23, the Theatre Arts Guild presents Death and the Maiden at the Pond Playhouse in Halifax. Ariel Dorfman’s award-winning drama tell the story of a political activist who was imprisoned, tortured and raped, and demands us to consider fundamental questions about the nature of justice. Recently we spoke with director Nick Jupp about the production, and about his own passion for theatre.

What are your own roots? Grew up in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, UK and was vaguely aware of my father's involvement with the local amateur theatre. At the age of nineteen I moved to Montreal for a full summer of Expo 67 excitement, funded by working at the northern stores warehouse of the Hudson's Bay Company. Not really having any plans I stayed on in Montreal, got a better job, went to school some more and after a few years was transferred to a head office job in Ottawa with my new Canadian wife. By continued transfer we eventually settled in Halifax, turning down a move to Toront…

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