The second in Playhouse on Park's main stage series, An Enemy of the People, runs October 12th through the 30th, with two preview performances October 12th and 13th.
Arthur Miller's adaptation of an Henrik Ibsen classic, An Enemy of the People is a thought-provoking drama that follows Dr. Thomas Stockmann as he makes a troubling discovery about his town's poisonous dealings. With lives and integrity on the line, Stockmann enters a war of words with his estranged mayor-brother, that threatens to tear not only their family, but their community apart.
Directed by Kyle Fabel, The New York Times raves "...Miller's adaptation is compact, idiomatic, and eminently actable". In a gripping tale prompting the questions: Should the majority always rule and should a righteous man stand up for truth at any cost, Miller proves that the strongest one is often the one who stands alone.
The production's esteemed cast is led by Michael McKenzie as Mayor Peter Stockmann (Broadway's Waiting in the Wings, The Man Who Came to Dinner, and Eastern Standard) and Jeremiah Wiggins as Dr. Thomas Stockmann (Off-Broadway's Fly, Good Morning, Bill, An Experiment With An Air Pump, Patriot Acts, and Avow) and supported by Coleen Sciacca as Catherine, Joshua Johnson as Aslaksen, Brock Putnam as Kiil, Allison Layman as Petra, Aaron Barcelo as Hovstad, Nick Pollifrone as Billing, and recent UConn graduate Michael Hanson as Horster.
Director, Fabel, returns to Hartford after recently starring in TheatreWorks' production of Rain.
The play opens officially on Friday October 14th, 2011 at West Hartford's award winning professional theatre, Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road. Tickets range in price from $22.50 - $32.50 (Students, Seniors, Let's Go Arts members save $2.50 per ticket) and can be purchased in person or over the phone at the box office, Tuesday to Friday (10am - 6pm); Saturday (10am - 2pm) and 2 hours before curtain; or online at www.PlayhouseOnPark.org. Preview show tickets are available for $15.00 and subcriptions to all remaining shows in the 2011-12 Main Stage Series can be purchased for less than the cost of a Broadway show! For more information, complete bios, special dining offers, and ticket deals, please visit the website.