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 and skewers the complicity of the masses in his classic and still timely play.
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.
An Enemy of the People is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.
Recorded before a live audience at the UCLA James Bridges Theater in April 2014.