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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Audition: ‘Enemy of the People’ at Strollers of Maplewood

AnEnemyOfThePeople

An Enemy of the People

Arthur Miller's dramatic retelling of the Henrik Ibsen original

The message of this classic drama resonates today more than ever before. Pitting government against the press, well-being against economics, and family member against family member, An Enemy of the People tells the story of a doctor who has discovered a potentially dangerous health situation and must risk everything to do what he thinks is right. It raises and examines the question of what it takes to stand firm in one’s beliefs despite the objections of others.

Auditions

Monday & Tuesday, January 7 & 8

7-10 p.m.

The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts

Performance dates

Friday & Saturday, March 8 & 9, 15 & 16

Sunday, March 10 (matinee)

Seeking multi-ethnic cast for The Strollers’ production of

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

by Arthur Miller (based on the work by Henrik Ibsen)

Audition dates:

Monday, January 7, from 7 to 10 pm

Tuesday, January 8, from 7 to 10 pm 

Performance dates:

Fri & Sat, March 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8pm

Sun, March 10 at 2pm

All at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts

10 Durand Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040

Auditions will consist of reading with other auditioners from the script. Sides will be provided. (Cold reading is fine, or you can preview sides by clicking the link at the bottom of this announcement. )

Rehearsals will begin immediately, three times per week. From March 3, rehearsals will be every evening.

About the show:

Pitting government against the press, well-being against economics, and family member against family member, this classic drama focuses on a doctor who has discovered a potentially dangerous health situation in his town and must now risk everything to do what he thinks is right. It raises and examines from all angles the question of what it takes to stand firm in one’s beliefs despite the objections of others.

Characters:

(ethnicity and gender are open for most roles):

Dr. Thomas Stockmann: A medical doctor and chief medical officer of the town baths, also the brother of the mayor, who got him the job. Idealistic and excitable. From meager beginnings, he is now fairly prosperous and enjoys his life and status in the bustling tourist town.

Mrs. Katherine Stockmann: Dr. Stockmann's wife, loyal and practical, family-focused, a source of grounding for her husband. Morten Kiil is her adoptive father.

Petra Stockmann: Daughter of Thomas and Katherine, idealistic as her father, a hard-working teacher frustrated by laws requiring her to teach things she doesn't believe in.

Peter Stockmann: Dr. Stockmann's brother, also chairman of the baths committee. He is a cautious but sometimes ruthless politician.

Hovstad: Editor of the town's leftist newspaper, slightly corrupt, at heart a political radical.

Aslaksen: The newspaper's printer with a degree of editorial control, chairman of the homeowners association, which represents the majority of voters, a lover of moderation.

Billing: An assistant at the newspaper, radical but ambitious, with political aspirations. He is fond of Petra.

Captain Horster: A seaman drawn into the political fray by his association with Stockmann.

Morten Kiil: Owner of the tanneries implicated in the health hazard, adoptive father of Mrs. Stockmann, who stands to inherit his wealth.

Questions? Contact us, or write to TheMaplewoodStrollers@gmail.com.

TO PREVIEW AUDITION SIDES, CLICK HERE.

The Strollers

PO Box 83

Maplewood, NJ 07040

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