They say that money can't buy everything, but the main character of The Visit is out to prove that it CAN buy revenge.
The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt is considered a classical work of German drama. Written and performed originally in 1956, it is a tragicomedy that has gained much appeal internationally.
The play centers around the wealthiest woman in the world who returns to her hometown of Durren to enact vengeance. She will give the struggling town the money it needs to bring itself out of abject poverty, IF the residents will kill the man who jilted her decades ago. At first the townspeople object, but as the plot unfolds, the cracks begin to form.
Will they actually kill a respected neighbor for the promise of money?
Will some of the townspeople help the victim to escape?
Has the wealthy woman any compassion? Will she listen to reason?
How far will someone go?
Will morality win out or will money talk?
This spellbinding character study keeps the audience engaged as they try to determine what the end result will be.
Thought-provoking and challenging, The Visit is an unlikely source of intrigue.
The Visit is being directed by Alexandra Lisa and produced by Matt Lisa. Jess Bunn is the stage manager for the production. The cast is composed of both long-time MCP members and some new faces that the troupe happily welcomes to the boards at Theatre 42.
Click here for more information about the cast.
The Visit will be performed February 22, 23, 28 and March 1 & 2 at 8:00 PM and February 24 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $10 for students.
You can purchase your tickets right here!
Consider a season ticket. Four shows for $50 for adults or $40 for seniors. It's quite the deal, which will include not only The Visit, but Mamma Mia! in July, Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens in September, and Tuna Does Vegas in November.
So ... Take a R.I.D.E. with MCP in 2019 ... retaliation, infatuation, domination and exclamation!
As we enter into the beginning of this year, let's find out "just what is the cost of retaliation?"
- Written by Super User