The University Theatre presents

An Enemy of the People

by Henrick Ibsen

Adapted by Arthur Miller


Director
Brook Davis

Set & Lighting Designer
Jonathan Christman

Costume Designer
Lisa Weller

Sound Designer
Taylor Robertson*

Assistant Director
Dowd Keith*

Stage Manager
Rebecca Cannon *


September 22-23 & 27-30

Oct 1, 2006


 
 


CAST

MORTEN KIIL
Dan Applegate*

BILLING
Reed Pendergrass*

MRS. STOCKMAN
Katharine McEnery*

PETER STOCKMAN
Mike Casby*

HOVSTAD
Chris Hayes*

DR. STOCKMAN
Drew Grindrod*

MORTEN
Mike Discepolo*

EJLIF
Jan Hartigan

CAPTAIN HORSTER
Nate Donaldson*

PETRA
Dowd Keith*

ASLAKSEN
Kyle Smithers*

PAUL
Thomas Badger

HEDVIG
Erin Bickley

HENRIK
Wes Calkin

TORA
Lily Cottrell

NANSEN
Katherine Scott*

EDWARD
Dan LiANTIGONE


* Member of The Anthony Aston Players

 










PRODUCTION STAFF

Technical Director
Trevor Anderson

Costume Studio Supervisor
Lisa Weller

Assistant Costume Designer
Alice Barsony

Audience Services Coordinator
Leslie Spencer

Assistant Stage Managers
Lauren Gaston*, Jennifer McGrady

Prop Master
Wes Calkin

Assistant Prop Master
Rachel Adams

Master Electrician
Kate Bashore*

Scene Shop Assistants
Dan Applegate*, Alex Beiter*,
J. C. Bobbitt, Mike Casby*, Rachel Field,
Allison Gervasio, Drew Grindrod,
Erich Jones*, Kris Karstedt*,
Laura Lutkefedder*, Reed Pendergrass*

Scenic Artist
Sissie Stroupe

Costume Assistants
Alyssa Alexander, Lauren Gaston*,
Hannah Guthrie, Ainsley Johnston,
Alexandra Lindheimer

Wardrobe
Stephany Rayburn

Makeup Stylist
Laura Bullins

Hair Stylist
Negatte Retta

Light Board Operator
Alexandra Rizzi

Sound Board Operator
Abigail Kamens

Poster Design
Jonathan Christman

Photography
Bill Ray III, Jonathan Christman,
Leslie Spencer

Box Office Staff
Sara Elaine Armstrong, Caitlin Baumen,
Rebecca Cannon*, Stephanie Glagola,
Laura Halsey, Daniel Mullins, Susan Walters

House Manager
Bethany Novak

Publicity Managers
Allie Gervasio, Matt Gutschick, Ben Whiting

Publicity
Caitlin Bauman, Margaret Gibbs,
Brittney Holms, Mary Kate Lyons
* Member of The Anthony Aston Players


SPECIAL THANKS
Jannie Davis
NC School of the Arts

DIRECTOR’S NOTES
My mentor in graduate school used to say, “It’s in the drinking water” when he pointed out a presumption made by his students because of their backgrounds.For those of us raised in America, it’s in our drinking water to believe that one person can make a difference. It’s in our drinking water to have faith that the truth will always prevail. It’s in our drinking water to believe in the wisdom of the majority.

It was ironic to me when I reread An Enemy of the People many years later; Ibsen and Miller used that very same symbol - water - to challenge those basic ideals we often hold sacred.

Almost 125 years ago, Ibsen wrote Enemy in response to the public denouncement he received after writing his controversial play about syphilis, Ghosts. He claimed that, “Dr. Stockmann and I got on excellently
together; we agree on so many subjects.” Not surprisingly, almost 70 years later, Arthur Miller adapted Enemy as a precursor to The Crucible and an exploration of the plight of whistleblowers and those who go against the majority to express unpopular beliefs.

It has been interesting to ask contemporary folks what issues float to the surface when we retell this century old story about poisoned water. I’ve heard some connect Stockmann’s story with opposition to the current war, others with the role of the media, still others with global warming - just to name a few.

We hope this play challenges you to grapple with what’s in your drinking water.

 




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