An Enemy of the People
Event on 2017-06-16 20:00:00
WHEELHOUSE THEATER COMPANY is pleased to announce their unique rendition of the Henrik Ibsen classic, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, directed by Jeff Wise. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE will play a three-week limited engagement at the Gene Frankel Theater (24 Bond Street). Performances begin Friday, June 9 and continue through Saturday, June 24. Opening Night is Friday, June 16 (8 p.m.).
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is a meditation on the foundation of a small town’s democratic system, the tyranny of the majority, and the poisoning nature of bureaucracy and economic self interest. When Dr. Thomas Stockman makes an alarming discovery, the water supply to his small town’s healing spa baths is poisoned with dangerous bacteria, causing significant illness to those that utilize the facility, he is eager to share the share the news with his brother Peter, the town’s mayor and Chairman of the Board of Baths. Relieved at the life-saving discovery, he prepares a manuscript, which met with significant resistance, first by the Mayor, then by the editors of the People's Messenger, and ultimately by the town as a whole. In the end, as Dr. Stockman declares, "the strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone."
The production stars Michael Schantz* (Othello, NYTW) as Thomas Stockman, Ben Graney* (War Horse, The Heidi Chronicles) as Hovstad, Craig Wesley Divino* (Breathing Time, From White Plains) as Peter Stockman, Stacey Linnartz* (God Of Vengeance, TBG) as Mrs. Stockman, and Christina Toth* (Lazarus, NYTW) as Petra. *Performing courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association.
The production features scenic design by Brittany Vasta, costume design by Christopher Metzger, and lighting design by Drew Florida. Carly Levin* is the production stage manager.
AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE plays the following regular schedule through Saturday, June 24:
Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
There is an additional performance on Monday, June 12 at 8:00pm and on Saturday, June 17 at 2:00pm
Tickets are and are now available online at http://anenemyofthepeople.bpt.me. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater’s box office ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 2 hours with intermission
at Gene Frankel Theatre
24 Bond Street
New York, United States