STEUBENVILLE, OH— The Franciscan University Theatre Department will present Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s THE VISIT to audiences this fall.
THE VISIT defies easy categorization. Often called a tragicomedy, it is both darkly funny and disturbingly ominous. It tells the story of a down and out town that must choose between the millions offered to it by a now-wealthy former citizen, Claire Zachanassian, and the life of the town’s most popular citizen on whose head Claire has placed a bounty.
This play explores many questions relevant to our time: Is vengeance justice? What are the ways in which greed drives us? What are the consequences of mistreating and using others? What lies do we tell ourselves to justify our actions?
What would you be willing to do for $1,000,000,000?
Performances will be held November 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7:00pm and November 10 and 17 at 2:00pm in Anathan Theatre, on the ground floor of Egan Hall.
Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors. Admission is free for clergy, religious, and children under 12. Tickets will go on sale on October 28th, and may be reserved by calling 740-283-6245, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm, or bought at the door on a first come, first served basis.