Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne
The Visit 1958 Broadway
Written by Friedrich Duerrenmatt Book adapted by Maurice Valency
The author often emphasized that The Visit is intended first and foremost as a comedy. However, it is difficult to ignore the serious, dark points being made about human nature throughout the play. The use of unsettling humour was popular among German-language authors of this period as a method of pointing out concerns they considered important. The main theme is that money corrupts even the most morally strong people.
Souvenir Brochure has lots of information on Lunt/Fontanne also info on the theatre in which actors names have been adopted. The original 1956 play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt was adapted for American audiences by Maurice Valency; this version features a number of significant alterations. Its first Broadway theatre production, in 1958, was directed by Peter Brook and starred Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.
The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (previously known as the Globe Theatre) is a Broadway theatre located at 205 West 46th Street in midtown-Manhattan. In the 1930s, the Globe was converted into a movie house operated by the Brandt chain. City Playhouses Inc. (which consisted of developers Robert W. Dowling and William Zeckendorf) bought it in 1957 and had the firm Roche and Roche gut renovate it. Major changes were made, including the removal of the second balcony level, the Broadway entrance, and much of the original decor. It was rechristened the Lunt-Fontanne in honor of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne and reopened on May 5, 1958 with Friedrich Dürrenmatt's The Visit, starring the distinguished theatrical couple.
Cast: Lynn Fontanne, Alfred Lunt, Maria Adams, Frieda Altman, Jonathan Anderson,Robert Donley, Harrison Dowd,Myles Eason, Stanley Erickson, Howard Fischer, Vincent Gardenia, William Hansen, Slfred Hoffman, Lesley Hunt, John Kane, Gertrude Kinnell, Joseph Leberman,Kent Montroy, Edward Moor, Daphne Nordstrom, Eric Porter, John Randolph, Milton Seizer, Keneth Thornell, William Thourlby,Ken Walken, Peter Woodthorpe, John Wyse
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Size: 230 x 305 mm
Condition: Used Good 8 – 10
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