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Staged Reading of An Enemy of the People

Written by Cary Burkett, Arts & Culture Desk and WITF Host | Feb 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Even though it was written 130 years ago, the classic drama by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, An Enemy of the People, presents ideas which still resonate today. In the story of Dr. Thomas Stockmann and his efforts to bring to light the unpleasant truth that local industry has contaminated the baths which make his town prosperous, some see similarities in today’s controversy over the use of fracking.

Creative Works of Lancaster is presenting a free staged reading of the play at the synagogue Shaarai Shomayim, 75 East James St., Lancaster, PA on Thursday March 7. Directed by Lydia Brubaker, the performance begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be followed by an open panel discussion. A free will donation will be accepted.

The reading is the latest in a series of eclectic theatre and arts presentations by Creative Works. Their past presentation of sock puppet parodies of horror movies have been popular. They have also presented free outdoor Works in the Park productions of classic dramas and other staged readings as well as a mobile art gallery.

Below you can hear our audio feature on the production of An Enemy of the People


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