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10-11_visit_1This week, Milton’s student actors, stage managers, set designers and theater techs—under the direction of performing arts faculty member, Shane Fuller—will delight audiences with the first mainstage production of the year.The Visit, a tragicomedy by the Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, opens in King Theatre on Thursday, November 4.

The story begins when Claire, a wealthy older woman, returns to her hometown to find it in economic despair. While the townspeople hope her financial generosity will save them, Claire has other plans, bent on revenge. A macabre and entertaining parable, The Visit delves into questions of honor, loyalty, community, and the idea that money can corrupt even the strongest moral fiber.

Curtains open for Thursday’s show at 7:30 p.m. Performances are also schedule for Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

Watch the cast rehearsing a scene from The Visit.