Do you love dark comedies? Do you have a great appreciation for the arts? Do you simply not have anything to do one evening sometime in the next two weeks? If this is the case, why not head over to the University Theatre right here in Cheney to see the stars of the EWU Theatre Program perform in The Visit.
Written by Freidrich Durrenmatt and directed by Don McLaughlin, The Visit tells a story of the peaceful but hopelessly poor town of Gullen, Germany in the 1950s. The ensemble cast is led by Shawna Saffle, in her first performance at Eastern, and Todd Kehne. The Visit follows the famous actress Claire Zachanassian (Saffle) as she returns to the town she was banished from many years ago by the well-liked, soon-to-be mayor Anton Schill (Kehne).
Out for revenge, she offers to give the people of the town one billion dollars to kill the man that wronged her long ago. This poses an acute dilemma for the people of the town, who are all poor and desperate for work, when offered such an unprecedented amount of money.
The stage lighting was designed by Joel Williamson, with the set designed and built as a sort of canvas to project the light back at the audience. The department is very proud of this new technology.
As if this opportunity to see a great show weren’t already enticing enough, EWU students and one guest get in absolutely free! General admission for the public is $5. The show will be running Feb. 25 and 26, and March 1-5 at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 359-2459.
Persons with special needs may make arrangements for accommodations by calling the Department of Student Life three business days before the scheduled event at 359-2292.