The Visit

The Visit

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Maurice Valency

The Visit

The Visit

Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Maurice Valency

Overview

A wealthy woman returns to her debt ridden home town and offers a sum greater than they have ever imagined to help out. But there is a condition: she wants the life of a villager who years ago had caused her to be expelled from town in disgrace. Ringing denial of this absurd demand is followed by the gradual corruption of everyone in town. He is murdered and money is passed over his body to the town. The lady leaves with a fantastic entourage and with the coffin of her old lover.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Author

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Maurice Valency

Maurice Valency was a playwright, author, critic and popular professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University, He was best known for his award-winning adaptations of plays by Jean Giraudoux (The Madwoman of Chaillot, Ondine, The Enchanted, and The Apollo of Bellac ...
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