CTR - An Enemy of the People

An Enemy of the People

Tue 1st – Sat 5th Nov 2011

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“Democracy. Power. Corruption. As a shocking discovery comes to light, a tight-knit community closes ranks against its enemy ”

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Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC)

SUMMARY

When Dr Stockmann discovers the baths of his Norwegian town are poisonous, he expects the population to welcome him as a saviour. However, when the cost of the proposed improvements is made clear to the pragmatic Mayor, he moves to manipulate both the press and public opinion against Dr Stockmann, his own brother. ‘You really are hell bent on our destruction, aren’t you?’ ‘I love this town intensely. I’m wedded to it. Nobody wants to see their bride become syphilitic’ Henrik Ibsen, widely hailed as ‘the Father of modern Drama’, tells a searing tale of honour, love and ambition. In a democracy is ‘the truth’ more than what the the majority say it is? Is it worth pursuing at the expense of those one loves? Perhaps most pertinently, is Dr Stockmann’s discovery any more inconvenient than those that 21st-century governments routinely suppress?

Admission: £8(£6) – £10(£8)

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