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B Term 2014: An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by Arthur Miller

Directed by Nicolas Hewgley
Produced by Owen West
A small Norwegian town beginning to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters, is split due to Dr. Stockmann, the town's resident physician, reporting that the waters are poisoned. When Dr. Stockmann reports his findings to the press, he is shocked to find that instead of being thanked, he is seen as a dangerous man who only seeks to ruin the town. Although the newspaper tries to keep the utmost secrecy and compromise, Dr. Stockmann realizes that the truth must prevail in order to save the town. However through saying the truth, the press will not report his findings; the town officials refuse to give him a hearing; he loses his position and the townspeople boycott him; and every weapon of blackmail, slander, and eviction are brought against his family. At the end, the town gathers around the doctor's home and the family is thrown into a state of peril.

An Enemy of the People will run from November 20-22nd, 2014 at 7:00pm in WPI's Little Theatre. Performances are open to the public. Tickets cost $5. Reservations can be made at wpi.edu/~theatre.

What is Masque?

MASQUE, and the affiliated groups it hosts, is a theatre-producing organization on the WPI campus. Collectively, we produce a total of four shows in one academic year, one in A-term and B-term, one in C-term, and an original play festival (New Voices) in D-term. We are a student-run organization which gives students the opportunity to be involved in any aspect of theatre - acting, producing, writing, directing, publicizing, set, lights, designing, etc. Using our uniquely customizable space, the Little Theatre, we are able to combine creative technical elements with modern and classical theatre.

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Masque's A-Term Production: The Beams are Creaking, by Douglas Anderson
Photography by John French