The Visit

Drama - Revival

Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: November 25, 1973
  • Closing Date: February 16, 1974
  • Previews: 7
  • Performances: 32

Playwright: Friedrich Duerrenmatt


A rich, oft-married widow returns to her poor childhood town in central Europe, offering its citizens a billion marks for the life of the man who seduced and abandoned her years ago and is now the town's most respected citizen.


Opening Night Cast

John McMartin in The Visit John McMartin Anton Schill
Rachel Roberts Claire Zachanassian
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Friedrich Duerrenmatt Writer
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
  Edward Burbridge Scenic Design
  Carolyn Parker Costume Design
Ken Billington Ken Billington Lighting Design
Paul Huntley Paul Huntley Wig Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Outstanding Director Harold Prince Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1974 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Ken Billington Nominee
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