posted on Nov. 16: School of the Arts theatre production focuses on science, dissent


[img_inline align=”right” src=””]Students, faculty and visiting artists at McMaster University's School of the Arts are about to unveil their fall major
production of Henrik Ibsen's Enemy of the People.

This eerily relevant Norwegian play of the 1880s concerns a
small-town doctor who discovers contamination in the local water supply.

The production will explore how public opinion and
the media affect our ability to judge scientific evidence and how individual dissenters must make choices while facing a hostile

Click on the Faculty of Humanities news and events section to read more about the role students and faculty will play in the production.

Opening night is Friday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. in Robinson Memorial Theatre (CNH 103). There will be a reception following the performance.

Other performances are on
Saturday, Nov. 17 and from Tuesday, Nov. 20 to Saturday, Nov. 24.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for
students/seniors and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 905-525-9140 ext. 23333, or visiting the School of the Arts
office in Togo Salmon Hall, room 414 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

As well, two discussion sessions will be held:

  • Meet the Artists

    Paul Rivers, the play's director and members of his production team will discuss how the show was put together, including the use of multimedia in live production on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Robinson Memorial Theatre, CNH-103.

  • How Good is Good Enough? A Panel Discussion on Water Quality and Public Policy

    A panel of experts from McMaster will discuss the problem of water quality and public policy, including the role of the arts in
    raising awareness. The session is organized by engineering & society students Leila Ahad, Monique Bergeron, Veronica Maggisano and
    Emily Reisman, under the direction of Bob Hudspith. It will be held on
    Friday, Nov. 23 at 11:30 a.m. in Robinson Memorial Theatre CNH-103.