A schoolmaster is on the verge of retirement. He is looking back on his career and his united family, when a knock on the door reveals a mysterious young man wishing to pay his respects. How does he know so much about them, and yet they don't remember him?
Iain Crichton's short play The Visitor was first staged alongside plays by Linda McLean and Riccardo Galgani as the triptych Family at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1999.
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