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02/05/01
Voices From the Dark Speak Out
- Celebrities gather for charity premiere

PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING Ariel Dorfman's new play is to premiere for charity with an all-star cast. Amita Dhiri, Richard E. Grant, Rupert Graves, Art Malik, Catherine McCormack, Saeed Jaffrey, Rufus Sewell, Janet Suzman, and Harriet Walter unite to perform Voices from the Dark from June 3 at the Playhouse Theatre.

Deemed "one of the most important voices coming out of Latin America," by Salmon Rushdie, the writer is best known for his award-winning Death and the Maiden. Dorfman's personal history is dominated by escape and exile. His parents fled a military dictatorship in early post-war Argentina, only to be forced out of America during the McCarthyite witch hunts of the 1950s. Next stop was Chile, where, in 1973, Pinochet's coup meant another flight for freedom. Dorfman currently teaches at Duke University in North Carolina.

Like many of Dorfman's works the latest play tackles issues of human rights. At UKP50-UKP100 a ticket, conscience-easing doesn't come cheap, but hosting magazine Index on Censorship promise plenty of champagne as well as food for thought.




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