The Visit

After the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Director: Oleg Dobrovolsky Watch the trailer
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Duration: 4 hours 20 mins. with two intermissions

Nearest performances

16 December,  Sunday
17 December,  Monday
18 December,  Tuesday
18 January,  Friday
19 January,  Saturday
13 March,  Wednesday
14 March,  Thursday

The premiere took place on 2 November 2017.

Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt wrote the story of a wealthy resident of the city of Güllen taking revenge on former fellow citizens who once betrayed her in 1956 as a criticism of postwar society which had not yet righted itself.

In Oleg Dobrovolsky’s production this tale takes on the features of a new mythology: what is transhumanism and can it stop evil if its mechanism was launched long ago? The modern Claire Zachanassian is a fine-tuned death machine, von Trier’s Grace from Dogville and aged Gretchen from Goethe's Faust at the same time. The protagonist of the play - Alfred Ill - faces a choice: to admit guilt and destroy himself, or, having lost everything, to change and find himself anew.

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