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Chita Rivera magnificent in musical version of ‘The Visit’

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Justice, revenge, guilt, greed, moral corruption, social hypocrisy, abandoned love are all themes in Swiss playwright Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s disturbing morality fable, "The Visit." A huge success for Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne when first staged in the late 1950s, this darkly comic tale of ”thoughts we must not think” was crafted into a musical by Kander and Ebb, the supremely creative team who have perfected the telling of other dark and moody ...

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