An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen
a new adaptation by Brad Birch
directed by Lyndsey Turner


A psychological thriller

An Enemy of the People follows Tom Stockmann, a geologist who discovers dangerous water pollution in the Springs, a highly anticipated resort that recently opened in his Norwegian town. In Tom’s mind, the path to a solution is clear: inform the public and close the resort to prevent a crisis. But gradually, he comes under fire – from his brother (the town’s mayor), to the press, to his neighbors and his own family – for wanting to publicize a problem that threatens to destroy the town’s economy and reputation. With ripped-from-the-headlines relevance, this high-intensity drama is a powerful investigation of ambition, integrity and the price we pay for truth.


McGuire Proscenium Stage

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Run Time

1 hour and 40 minutes, no intermission

Content Advisory

This production contains fog and strong language. For more information, please call our Box Office. 


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Preview performances start at $15 (April 28 - May 3). 
Regular performances $29 - $77.

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Sarah Agnew

Kate Stockman

Christian Bardin

Petra Stockman

Billy Carter

Tom Stockmann

Ricardo Chavira

Peter Stockmann

J. C. Cutler


Zachary Fine

Morten Kiil

Zarif Kabier


Mo Perry


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Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

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Henrik Ibsen


Brad Birch


Lyndsey Turner


Merle Hensel

Scenic Designer

Brenda Abbandandolo

Costume Designer

Jane Cox

Lighting Designer

Broken Chord

Original Music & Sound Design

Carla Steen


Jill Walmsley Zager

Vocal Coach

Tree O'Halloran

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

Taous Claire Khazem

Assistant Director

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