Alfred Molina, Richard Kind, Mamie Gummer and Glenne Headly Set for L.A. Theatre Works' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 4/10-13
A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" with Alfred Molina, Richard Kind, Mamie Gummer, Glenne Headly, Alan Mandell and Josh Stamberg, will be presented by L.A. Theatre Works. Five performances will be recorded for public radio in front of a live audience, April 10-13, 2014.
An Enemy of the People - Ibsen's incendiary drama stars Tony Award nominees Alfred Molina (Chocolat) and Richard Kind (Argo) as brothers facing off for the hearts and minds of their community. When townsfolk discover that the waters of a local tourist spa are contaminated, they're forced to choose between public safety and financial solvency.
This new, critically acclaimed adaptation by Rebecca Lenkiewiczss illuminates the argument of environment vs. economy that still resonates a century after the play's debut.
Also featuring Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens, M.D.), Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mr. Holland's Opus), Alan Mandell (A Serious Man, Waiting for Godot at the Taper) and Josh Stamberg (Parenthood).
All performances will be recorded live in front of an audience (without sets or costumes) to air on L.A. Theatre Works' syndicated radio theater series, which broadcasts weekly on public radio stations nationwide (locally, in Southern California, on KPFK 90.7 FM) and can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org.
An Enemy of the People is part of L.A. Theatre Works' Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays, with major funding provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
Written by Henrik Ibsen. Translated by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Directed by Martin Jarvis. Produced by Susan A. Loewenberg
Thursday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 at 3 pm & 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m.
All shows play the James Bridges Theater, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, 235 Charles E. Young Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095 (enter UCLA from Hilgard just south of Sunset Blvd.; park in Lot 3 on the lower level). Tickets: $15-$60. Call 310-827-0889 or visit www.latw.org for tickets and more information. Find LATW on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LATheatreWorks or follow on Twitter @latheatreworks.
L.A. Theatre Works' radio theater series can be streamed on demand at www.latw.org. L.A. Theatre Works can be heard on the following stations (check local listings for broadcast times): KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles (98.7 FM in Santa Barbara, 99.5 FM in Ridgecrest/China Lake and 93.7 FM in Rancho Bernardo/North San Diego); 891.5 WBEZ, Chicago; 94.9 KUOW, Seattle; 91.1 KRCB, North Bay (San Francisco); and in over 75 markets nationwide.