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The Visit

Profound questions of class, greed, and ethics infuse Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s classic tragicomedy, The Visit. When one of the world’s wealthiest women makes a long-awaited return to her impoverished hometown, she arrives with a vindictive agenda and a devil’s bargain – she’ll gift the town an extravagant fortune in exchange for the life of the man who abandoned her decades before. What follows is an epic test of the town’s moral fortitude and an unsparing, darkly comic look at the easy corruptibility of justice. “A devastating drama.” – The New York Times

Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency