Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thursday September 22nd at 7:00 pm

The Hourglass Readers Perform Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People

The Hourglass Readers will present a reading of the play An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen. Catherine Behrens will direct a cast of 11, comprising Dan Patterson, Kim Dupuis, Clare Margand, Richard Behrens, Damien Licata, James Duffy, Peter Eisenstadter, Don Wilmeth, Chris Pratt, Briauna Clay, and Penelope Garcia. The play addresses social issues that are very timely in this election season. Moral dilemmas, whistle-blowing, professional responsibilities – this 1882 play by Ibsen is as relevant today as it was over one hundred years ago.  Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was an iconoclast who attacked social conventions that he found outdated and unsuited to modern democratic ideals. He was very controversial in his day, but has since been recognized as one of our greatest dramatists and is considered the father of realism.  Shaw, Wilde, Joyce, O’Neill and Arthur Miller, among others, were greatly influenced by him. The Hourglass Readers was founded in 2006 by Catherine and Frank Behrens.  The group is dedicated to performing readings of classical dramatic works in an abridged format, allowing actors and audiences to explore works not often performed. Free and open to all.

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