AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is a meditation on the foundation of a small towns democratic system, the tyranny of the majority, and the poisoning nature of bureaucracy and economic self interest. When Dr. Thomas Stockman makes an alarming discovery that the water supply to the small towns healing spa baths is poisoned with dangerous bacteria, causing significant illness to those that utilize the facility, he is eager to share the news with his brother Peter, the towns mayor and Chairman of the Board of Baths. Relieved at the life-saving discovery, he prepares a manuscript, which to his surprise is met with significant resistance, first by the Mayor, then by the editors of the People's Messenger, and ultimately by the town as a whole. In the end, fueled by a strong moral adherence to facts, Dr. Stockman declares "the strongest man in the world is the man who stands alone." How difficult is it to stand up for what you know is true?
June 9th - 24th Gene Frankel Theater 24 Bond Street