Netherwood Productions and The Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern present


Wed Nov 8

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


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
In Henrik Ibsen’s famed, An Enemy of the People, a man of science tries to warn his fellow citizens about an environmental danger in their midst, only to unleash a political backlash he never anticipated. The insights that Ibsen revealed in this 19th century play are just as relevant today, in light of 21st century events, as they were then. The play is an examination of the human character, society and morality as seen through the lens of a small town faced with a truth that is politically inconvenient. And it's actually quite funny.

With the belief that art can reveal truths to us in ways other forms of communication cannot, Netherwood Productions and the Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern are presenting our own take on the play with a staged reading on November 8, 2017 at Motorco in Durham. We are hoping to start a conversation about what might be some of the very basic human needs behind the polarization of our politics today.

Like the world we are living in now, the characters are imperfect and 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 Jaybird O’Berski, Tom Marriott, Marcia Edmundson, Steven Cooper, Carl Martin, Drina Dunlap, Alexandra Vallahares, Germain Choffart, Alice Rose Turner, and Rocco Albano.

The reading will also feature musical guests, Pattie and Jonathan Le Sueur and photographs by Julie Williams Dixon.