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
Duration: 1 hr 40 mins
Venue: The Arts House Play Den
Ticket Prices: $20
Tickets available from: Bytes
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.