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  • An Enemy of the People

    By Henrik Ibsen
    Adapted by Arthur Miller
    Directed by Michael R. Cohen.
    At Live Oak Theatre

    January 5 - 28, 2018

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Staged Reading: An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Arthur Miller
directed by Michael R. Cohen.
One morning only: Sunday, May 21st, at Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond.

Actors Ensemble is producing a staged reading of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller, for the "Sunday Bagel Brunch" on Sunday May 21st at Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond (near Hilltop Mall).

Come join us for a staged readng of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller, for the "Sunday Bagel Brunch" on Sunday May 21st at Temple Beth Hillel, Richmond (near Hilltop Mall).   Brunch served at 10:15 a.m., the reading begins at 10:30.  We are asking for a donation of $15 (cash or check only), which includes brunch.  All are welcome!

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley and Temple Beth Hillel present a staged reading of Arthur Miler’s 1950 adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, a modern day parable about the cost of truth. When Dr. Stockmann, the resident physician in a small Norwegian town, discovers that the waters in the baths have been contaminated, the idealistic doctor reports the problem to the authorities. However, what Stockmann does not realize is that his good deed has the potential to ruin the town's livelihood and reputation as a popular spa destination. Instead of being hailed as a hero, Stockmann is labeled an enemy of the people. Miller's adaptation of Ibsen’s classic drama is a penetrating exploration of what can happen when the truth comes up against the will of the majority. This theatrical work conveys a universal theme with historical significance that applies even today. Most recently, unfavorable news coverage was dismissed as the“ fake news media” and described as “the enemy of the American people.”

Temple Beth Hillel

801 Park Central (Hilltop Exit off I-80)
Richmond, CA 94803
www.tbhrichmond.org

With:
Morten Kiil......................................... Abe Bernstein
Billing.................................................... Steven Blatt
Catherine Stockmann...................... Pennell Chapin
Regina Stockmann......................... Susannah Wood
Hovstad........................................... Lelan Fernando
Dr. Stockmann.................................... Bruce Kaplan
Morten.................................................. Polina Litvak
Captain Horster............................... Jeffrey Trescott
Petra....................................................... Linda Giron
Aslaksen.................................................. Lisa Wang
Townspeople................. Polina Litvak, Baela Tinsley

 

An Enemy of the People is Ibsen's great parable about the costs of the truth, featuring a town in denial of the environmental disaster at the center of their livelihood, the baths, and the idealist Doctor Stockmann who is determined to expose them for the health threat they pose, despite the costs to himself, his family, and his town.  The performance will be on Sunday morning, May 21st at 10 a.m. at Temple Beth Hillel in Richmond (near Hilltop Mall).

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Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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