IS MONEY the root of all evil? Or is it people themselves?
It’s an idea explored in The Visit, the latest production from The Actors’ Hub and the first in its new venue, written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt and directed by Amanda Crewes.
The story looks at an impoverished town offered $1 million if they kill a woman’s former lover – and, while the townspeople initially refuse, their resolve is worn down by the allure of wealth.
“Although first performed in 1956, this grotesque fable with its icy humour and bizarre fantastical, yet magical, moments quite undoubtedly holds up a mirror up to our modern lives,” Crewes said.
“Even though it clearly reflects the playwright’s proximity to both the Holocaust and accompanying absurdist revolution in theatre, The Visit is proving to be a somewhat timeless piece.”
The Visit plays at 7pm October 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 with a 2pm matinee October 28. Tickets are $30, $25 concession – book at www.trybooking.com/SIUP.
The Actors’ Hub is at 129 Kensington Street, East Perth.