The Visit at Clarice Smith, Sep 28-Oct 5
Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency
Brian MacDevitt, director
Leigh Wilson Smiley, acting coach
Kendra Portier, choreographer
September 28 – October 5, 2019
Sat, Sep 28, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 . 7:30PM
Wed, Oct 2, 2019 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 . 7:30PM
Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, reserved seating.
Under what circumstances can a society skew their morality for comfort and personal gain? Set in the fictitious town of Güllen, experience the story of a woman’s revenge on a community that cast her out when she was pregnant and impoverished. This allegorical dark comedy features a village of citizens—set into motion as a mob of dancing birds, whose sweeping murmurations turn ferocious. The play arcs from absurdist to barbarous in order to question what happens when civil ethics, personal morality, patriarchal rule, justice and democracy go amok.
“A small masterpiece of misanthropy…a grotesque fable whose icy laughter and bizarre fantastical sideshows…reflect its Swiss author’s proximity to both the Holocaust and the accompanying absurdist revolution in theater…. A nightmare about democracy, Dürrenmatt’s play will always be pertinent.” — The New York Times
Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.