"The Visit" opens in CSU theater

Claire Zachanassian had a miserable time growing up in the town of Gullen, a fictional European town.

Columbus State University presents "The Visit," the 1956 tragic comedy by Swiss playwright Friedrich Durrenmatt, starting tonight in the Theatre on the Park.

Caroline Thrasher, the 19-year-old sophomore performance major from Newnan, who plays Claire, said she was known as the "town floozy."

Claire becomes pregnant and when she reveals that the town's golden boy is the father, he denies it and the town turns against her.

"She is shipped out of town with nobody wishing her well," Thrasher said.

Claire spends the rest of her life plotting schemes, waiting for the day she can get revenge.

The play can be seen at 7:30 tonight-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Columbus State University Theatre on the Park in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts on Front Avenue.

Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors, children, active military and CSU alumni.

Call 706-507-8444.