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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 . 7:30PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 . 2PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 . 7:30PM
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2019 . 7:30PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019 . 7:30PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 . 2PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2019 . 7:30PM
Post-performance Discussion on Sunday, September 29 following the 2:00pm performance.
For tickets, visit: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2019/the-visit
“The Visit” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.