贵妇还乡 / The Visit
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贵妇还乡 / The Visit

By: 新加坡艺联剧团 Singapore I-Lien Drama Society

Date: 3 & 4 Aug 2011, Wed & Thu

Time: 8:00pm

Duration: 1 hr 40 mins

Venue: The Arts House Play Den

Ticket Prices: $20

Tickets available from: Bytes

Language: Mandarin

Director: Dr Chua Soo Pong
Producer: Lim Ngian Tiong
Translator: Ye Ting Fang

The Visit (originally titled Der Besuch der alten Dame) is a 1956 classic by Swiss dramatist, Friedrich Dürrenmatt. It is now adapted for Asian audiences.

Claire returns to her impoverished hometown, offering an extraordinary monetary gift. The gift, however, will only be given in return for the death of her former lover. At first, the mayor turned down her offer but as time goes by, townspeople bought things on credit. The drama of the play unfolds as a kind of “proof” of Claire’s assertion: that everything, including justice, can be bought.

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