IBSEN-ENEMY-NOV8

Netherwood Productions and The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern present

IBSEN-ENEMY-NOV8

Wed Nov 8

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10

This event is all ages

A Staged Reading of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People
A Staged Reading of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People
Starting on November 8, 2017 at Motorco in Durham and theaters across United States and beyond, concerned citizens will gather to watch and discuss staged readings of Henrik Ibsen’s famed, An Enemy of the People. Why this play? Why now? After all the play was written in 1882 and is 135 years old. In a tweet sent in February, the 45th President of the United States applied the condemnation of “enemy of the people” to the free press. What does it mean when our country’s leader declares one of the fundamental pillars of our democracy an enemy?

With a firm belief that art can reveal truths to us in ways that other forms of communication cannot, we have turned to a play that addresses the idea of suppressing the truth head on and, surprisingly, with a bit of humor. And it just happens to be called An Enemy of the People; you can’t get more spot on than that. The insights that Ibsen revealed in this 19th century play about a man of science trying to warn his fellow citizens about an environmental danger in their midst and their response are just as relevant today, in light of 21st century events, as they were then. The play is not propaganda, but an examination of the human character, society and morality when faced with truths that are politically inconvenient. “Inconvenient truths;” it seems like we’ve heard that somewhere.

Like the world we are living in now, the plot is messy, with twists and turns, a bit of shouting and occasional hiding in closets. And it doesn’t offer any easy answers, making it a perfect starting point for a conversation. One that could help us understand what we are doing today and find a better way to move forward. We hope you will join us to learn, enjoy, experience, and do a little thinking as we express our artistic and political freedom.

We have a fantastic lineup of local acting talent including Jay O’Berski, Marcia Edmundson, Carl Martin, and Tom Marriott. More information on cast and other cool production info coming soon!