The Visit

by  Maurice Valency, Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Full Length Play, Drama  /  25m, 5f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)

Winner! Best Foreign Play by New York Drama Critics Circle

"Stinging...[with] astonishing power." - The New York Herald Tribune

"A devastating drama." - The New York Times


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    25m, 5f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)

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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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Accolades

  • Winner! Best Foreign Play by New York Drama Critics Circle

Reviews

"Stinging...[with] astonishing power." - The New York Herald Tribune

"A devastating drama." - The New York Times

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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25m, 5f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)
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Maurice Valency

Maurice Valency

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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