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‘An Enemy of the People’

Commonweal Theater Company of Lanesboro, Minn. will present Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at Central Lakes College. This Cultural Arts Series presentation will be staged in the John Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Ibsen wrote it in response to the public outcry against his play “Ghosts,” which at that time was considered scandalous. “Ghosts” had challenged the hypocrisy of Victorian morality and was deemed indecent for its veiled references to syphilis. “An Enemy of the People” addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man’s struggle to do the right thing and speak the truth in the face of extreme social intolerance. Commonweal’s promotional description of its production describes the play like this: “Newly discovered health springs offer prosperity to a struggling town, until a local doctor realizes the waters are dangerously polluted. How far will a community go to turn a blind eye when the truth will bring about their personal ruin?” Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. The Commonweal boasts a rare organizational model, with resident company members who have come from all over the country to make their home in the Lanesboro area. General admission seating is $10, $5 for junior and senior high and CLC students (limit one student ticket purchased online). clctickets.com or box office at (218) 855-8199 or email clctheatre@clcmn.edu

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