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Visit, The

"A devastating drama."

The New York Times

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama


  • Accolades:
  • WINNER! Best Foreign Play by New York Drama Critics Circle
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.

REVIEWS:

"Stinging... [with] astonishing power."

 The New York Herald Tribune

"A devastating drama."

 The New York Times

Premiere Production: The Visit was first produced in New York at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on May 5th, 1958, under the direction of Peter Brook.
  • Casting: 25M, 5F, 2M or F

  • CLAIRE ZACHANASSIAN
    BOBBY
    PEDRO
    MAX
    MIKE
    FIRST BLIND MAN
    SECOND BLIND MAN
    ANTON SCHILL
    FRAU SCHILL
    THE SON
    THE DAUGHTER
    THE BURGOMASTER
    THE PASTOR
    THE TEACHER
    THE DOCTOR
    THE POLICEMAN
    THE PAINTER
    THE FIRST MAN
    THE SECOND MAN
    THE THIRD MAN
    THE FOURTH MAN
    THE FIRST WOMAN
    THE SECOND WOMAN
    THE TWO GRANDCHILDREN
    THE STATION MASTER
    THE CONDUCTOR
    THE REPORTER
    THE PHOTOGRAPHER
    THE RADIO REPORTER
    THE CAMERAMAN
    THE TRUCK DRIVER
    THE ATHLETE
    THE DELIVERY MAN
    FIRST TOWNSMAN
    SECOND TOWNSMAN
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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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