When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People. Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Catherine Stockman, Gregory Harrison as Peter Stockman, Richard Kind as Dr. Thomas Stockman, Alan Mandell as Morten Kill, Alan Shearman as Captain Horster, Jon Matthews as Billing, Josh Stamberg as Hovstad, Emily Swallow as Petra, Tom Virtue as Aslaksen. Additional voices by Sam Boeck, William Hickman, Adam Mondschein, Julia Coulter, and Jeff Gardner.
Includes an interview about the Deepwater Horizon, man-made environmental disasters, climate change, and the state of the world's water supply with Joel K. Bourne Jr., former senior environment writer for National Geographic.
Directed by Martin Jarvis. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in April of 2014.
An Enemy of the People is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
"L.A. Theatre Works' 'radio theater' production of Ibsen's classic play about environmental contamination, science, dissent, and hypocrisy offers a well-rounded audio theater experience. Very little in Ibsen's original work requires theatrical action, and, when it does, the LATW cast - including Richard Kind, Rosalind Ayres, Gregory Harrison, and Josh Stamberg - and the production team do an excellent job of conveying it through sound. Like most dramatic works, the two-hour play is best enjoyed in one or two sittings. Ibsen's themes remain relevant, almost prescient, nearly a century and a half after he wrote this play." (AudioFile magazine)