When a small town relies on tourists flocking to its baths, will a report of dangerously polluted waters be enough to shut them down? Henrik Ibsen weighs the cost of public health versus a town’s livelihood in An Enemy of the People. Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz.
Includes an interview about the Deepwater Horizon, man-made environmental disasters, climate change, and the state of the world’s water supply with Joel K. Bourne Jr., former senior environment writer for National Geographic.
Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in April of 2014.
An Enemy of the People is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
"Ibsen's themes remain relevant, almost prescient, nearly a century and a half (later)." — AudioFile Magazine