The Visit at Clarice Smith, Sep 28-Oct 5

The Visit at Clarice Smith, Sep 28-Oct 5

The Visit
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.

The Enchanted at Bishop McNamara High School, Mar 22-24

The Enchanted at Bishop McNamara High School, Mar 22-24

Bishop McNamara High School presents
The Enchanted
Written as Intermezzo by Jean Giraudoux
Translated and adapted by Maurice Valency

March 22 – 24, 2019
Friday, March 22nd @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, March 23rd @ 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 24th @ 2:00 pm

Location: Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville.

The Theatre Program presents this year’s spring play, The Enchanted a story about a charming young lady in a French town who is obsessed with the supernatural. Most of the townspeople are tolerant of her, but the government inspector regards her as a threat to order and security. He summons all of the authority and power of the state to rid her of her obsession. She then falls in love, discovering the joys of the normal world and accomplishing in a split second what law, force and logic could not.

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased here.

For more information click here.