By Steven Dietz
Directed by Meghan Randolph
It is 1926 in the American heartland, and the famed "healing waters" of Paragon Springs, Wisconsin have been mysteriously poisoned. Now, the town's foremost citizen-crusader, Dr. Thomas Stockman, is determined to know the truth behind this tragedy, no matter the cost.
In this vibrant, often funny, and highly theatrical re-imagining of Ibsen's classic, Steven Dietz puts the lure of capitalism and the greed of small-town self-interest squarely on trial—laced with Dr. Stockman's lasting cry that "the majority is always wrong!". This is an entertaining and illuminating drama—set amid the birth of radio and the final roar of the 1920s—about the human cost of our political gamesmanship.
Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison
Performances: September 14 - October 6, 2012
Performance Times: Thursdays 7:30, Friday, Saturday 8:00pm
Saturday, September 22 & 29 4:00pm
Ticket Prices: $20, $15 for students, seniors and Strollers Theatre members
Call 608-661-9696 xt 2 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Strollers Theatre is re-auditioning for the part of Peter in their upcoming performance of Paragon Springs by Steven Dietz, based on Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. It is re-written to take place in 1926 in a small town in Wisconsin.
Auditions are at 8 PM at Greenway Crossing Montessori School, 1325 Greenway Cross, Madison, WI 53713
Peter Stockman (Must read as 40s): The mayor of Paragon Springs, a politician in every sense of the word. Conniving, intelligent and manipulative but excellent at feigning sincerity.