Fremantle Gazette - - STREET WATCH -

IT is an age old ethical dilemma – kill some­one and re­ceive $1 mil­lion or stay poor for­ever.

That is the prob­lem fac­ing the res­i­dents of a small town in The Ac­tors’ Hub lat­est pro­duc­tion, The Visit.

Di­rec­tor Amanda Crewes said while the res­i­dents of the im­pov­er­ished town ini­tially refuse the of­fer, the money slowly be­comes more al­lur­ing and harder to turn down.

“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,” she said.

“Even though it clearly re­flects the play­wright’s (Friedrich Dur­ren­matt) prox­im­ity to both the Holo­caust and ac­com­pa­ny­ing ab­sur­dist rev­o­lu­tion in the­atre, The Visit is prov­ing to be a some­what time­less piece.

“It’s a tragi-com­edy that de­li­ciously sheds a light on the dark side, not dis­sim­i­lar to the Brothers Grimm tales

MU­SIC we loved so much as kids. It looks at how we are will­ing to de­stroy our­selves in the pur­suit of money and the cyn­i­cal dis­re­gard for hu­man­ity that oc­curs when cap­i­tal­ism makes us its play­things.”

Fre­man­tle res­i­dent Pa­trick True­man-Healy is among the cast. The Visit is at The Ac­tors’ Hub in East Perth from Oc­to­ber 24 to 28.

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The Stems.

Shall we, shan’t we: The cast of The Visit en­cir­cle the vic­tim while de­bat­ing the mer­its of killing for money.

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