Duke stages Dorfman’s ‘Purgatorio’

'Goat's' Esbjornson will helm at Reynolds Theater

Ariel Dorfman’s new play, “Purgatorio,” joins Gore Vidal’s “On the March to the Sea” as a workshop production of Theater Previews at Duke.

The professional producing arm of Duke U.’s theater studies department will preem the work Feb. 4-6 at the Reynolds Theater on the Duke campus in Durham, N.C.

David Esbjornson (Broadway’s “The Goat”) will direct.

Zannie Giraud Voss, producing director at Duke, said, “We are deeply honored to be the first to present this provocative new play, and deeply grateful to Benjamin Mordecai and Producers Four for bringing this work to our attention.”

Mordecai and Producers Four likely would handle the play in any commercial future enagagement.

The Vidal play runs Feb. 22-March 6.

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