classic | theatrical | tense
Back in her youth, Klara Wäscher fell pregnant to her lover Alfred Ill and was banished from her home village of Güllen. She later returns as billionaire Claire Zachanassian, with the village having fallen on hard times. The hope is that Claire will make a generous donation, and the local municipality soon begins bowing and scraping. Claire does not beat about the bush and promises to give the village a billion in return for the death of Ill. The villagers are originally angered by this indecent proposal, but the idea of the money soon begins to corrupt them, and the noose around Alfred’s neck draws ever tighter. «The Visit» is not just a classic in the canon of Swiss literature – the play launched the career of Friedrich Dürrenmatt onto the international stage. It has since been performed around the world and in Swiss director’s Elias Perrig’s hands, it has lost not of its currency. Again and again, this parable of justice and the power of money rings true.
Introduction at 07:15 p.m. with Ann-Marie Arioli
A production of Theater Kanton Zürich
Director Elias Perrig
Stage Beate Fassnacht
Costume Charlotte Willi
Music Biber Gullatz
Claire Zachanassian Katharina von Bock
Alfred Ill Pit Arne Pietz
Mathilde Ill Miriam Wagner
Bürgermeister Daniel Hajdu
Lehrer Manuel Herwig
Pfarrer Stefan Lahr
Ehemänner 7–9, Journalist, Richter Michael von Burg
Polizist Julian Boine
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