BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Student Productions will perform the original play “An Enemy of the People,” by Henrik Ibsen, at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center on April 8-9 and 14-15 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday, April 16 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
In Ibsen’s play, a town doctor is labeled an enemy of the people after he tries to persuade authorities to shut down popular local spas that are using contaminated water. “’An Enemy of the People’ is frighteningly pertinent today with the water crisis in Flint, Michigan,” said Paul Daily, director.
In this limited-seating play, Ivy Tech Student Productions will take audience members on a highly immersive ride through multiple rooms at the Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center. “Ibsen was one of the fathers of realism in theatre, and this production embraces the idea of the audience being a fly on the wall.”
In addition to casting Ivy Tech students in the performance, Ivy Tech Architectural Design students designed some sets for the production. “It taught the students real-life skills such as how to listen and respond to a client, how to solve problems around existing architectural needs, and how to work in teams around one concept,” said Daily.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at www.bctboxoffice.com.
For a full list of productions held at Ivy Tech Waldron, visit www.ivytech.edu/waldron.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.