The Garden City High School drama department will present “An Enemy of the People”, October 15th and 17th at 7:00 p.m. There will be a matinee presentation on October 18th at 2:30 p.m. The performances will be held in the auditorium on the Garden City High School campus, 2720 Buffalo Way Blvd. This play is appropriate for all ages. It wastranslated by R. Faquharson Sharp and adapted by Alice Hilt and Robyn Hilt.
Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Advanced tickets may be purchased at www.gchsdrama.booktix.com or at the box office the night of the performance. Tickets are now on sale. Tickets may be limited due to social distancing requirements and are on a first come first serve basis. All audience members will be required to wear a face mask.
“An Enemy of the People” was written by Henrik Ibsen in 1882 in Norway. Ibsen was one of the first playwrights who used today’s most popular form of drama, realism. This play centers around Miranda Stockman, a doctor, who discovers that a local factory, owned by her husband’s adoptive mother/father, is polluting the local water supply that affects the town’s major source of income, a local Spa. People travel from all over to bathe in the springs for medical purposes. The Spa brings tourists who shop and dine in town and stay at local hotels. Miranda’s brother, Peter, is the local mayor and the chairman of the board of directors for The Spa. He works to censor Miranda from publishing her findings in a local paper, operated at the college in town. Miranda takes her fight for justice to the townspeople when the paper refuses to publish her findings after Peter convinces them of the harsh economic impact her report will have upon the town. Miranda continues to stand up for the truth even as the community turns against her and her family.
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