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‘The Visit’ to Open Nov. 8 at Franciscan U.

Photo Provided Anton Schill, played by Thomas Bodoh, sophomore theatre and communication arts major, attempts to soften the heart of former lover, Claire Zachanassian, played by Zoe Uhrich, senior theatre major, who has returned to her impoverished town as a billionaire in “The Visit.”

STEUBENVILLE — What would you be willing to do for $1 billion?

Franciscan University’s Theatre Department will explore this and other tough questions with their latest performance.

“The Visit,” creatively considered a tragicomedy, will be performed Nov. 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. in Anathan Theatre located on the ground level of Egan Hall.

Directed by Dr. Monica Anderson, “The Visit” tells the story of a destitute town that must choose between the money offered to it by a now-wealthy former citizen, Claire Zachanassian, and the life of the town’s most popular citizen on whose head Zachanassian has placed a bounty.

Admission is free for clergy, religious orders and children under 12.

Tickets may be reserved by calling 740-283-6245, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or bought at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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