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An Enemy of the People at Butler Theatre


12/4/2019 - 12/8/2019


Butler Theatre

4600 Sunset Avenue
Indianapolis, 46208
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Butler Theatre is pleased to present its second production of the season with a new 90-minute adaptation of An Enemy of the People December 4-8 in Lilly Hall Studio Theatre on the campus of Butler University.The original climate change play, An Enemy of the People follows the downfall of scientist Dr. Thomas Stockmann, who discovers toxins in the towns would-be tourist destination The Springs. As he attempts to alert the public, he is met with opposition at all sides: from the investors, his brother who happens to be the towns mayor, the press, and his own family. Ibsens 1882 work speaks volumes to our present moment in which economic opportunity is regularly at odds with environmental concerns. This production is set in 2019, and asks its audience to consider the place of truth in public life and the complexities of the public health versus the economic stability of a community. An Enemy of the People is by Henrik Ibsen, and this version is a new adaptation by Brad Birch, directed by Courtney Elkin Mohler.

The cast includes:
Ryan Moskalick Highland IN
Ian Hunt Cincinnati, OH
Sam Smith Indianapolis, IN
Reilly Crouse Greenwood, IN
Kitty Compton Evansville, IN
Matt Wittress Northbend, WA
Kallen Ruston Indianapolis, IN
Chinyelu Mwaafrika Indianapolis, IN

Butler Theatre, under the leadership of Diane Timmerman, is in the esteemed Jordan Collage of the Arts and its mission is to encourage Butler Theatre students to develop their individual voices through rigorous study and collaborative practice. For more information and tickets visit

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