Theater: The Price Is Right

The world's wealthiest woman shows up at the impoverished village of her birth and offers improvements beyond imagination, plus a fortune for each man, woman and child. There is one catch: the townspeople must murder their popular mayor-elect. In his youth he seduced and abandoned a poor girl so he could marry a little money. Now old and rich, she wants vengeance. She believes everyone has a price, and she is right. Friedrich Durrenmatt's morality play THE VISIT seemed shockingly cynical when the Lunts brought it to Broadway in the '50s. In a sad measure of the disillusioning years since, it...

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