Paragon Springs

September 14th - October 6th, 2012

by Steven Dietz, based on Ibsen's “An Enemy of the People”, 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.

A politician is nothing but the wet nurse of the people, suckling the majority until they are fat and happy with the milk of popular opinion.
--Dr. Thomas Stockmann

Costume Party

Be sure to join us on Friday, September 21 for a Roaring 20’s Costume Party! Wear 1920’s dresses, suits and hats.  Prizes to be awarded for best costume and best hat.

Talkbacks

Following the show on several nights are talkbacks facilitated by our distinguished guests:

  • 9/20 - Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, Co-founder of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
  • 9/27 - Spencer Black former Assembly Representative, Sierra Club national board member
  • 9/29 - Greg Hunolt, President of Wisconsin Antique Radio Club (After 4pm show)

The Cast

Dr Thomas Stockman - Christopher Younggren

Katrina Stockman - Kelly Fitzgerald

Lorna Stockman - Kelsey Hirth

Peter Stockman - Paul Lorentz

Erik Hovstad - Michael Andersen

Lars Hovstad - Dan Jajewski

Odegaard - Donald Dexter

The Widow Kroger - Mickey Crocker

Hollis Lindgren - John Siewert

Rose Lindgren - Simone LaPierre

Volunteering for the Show

 If you would like to sign up to usher or house manage for the show, here is a link to sign up : http://www.mysignup.com/paragon_springs

Show Dates: 
Friday, September 14, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 28, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 4:00pm
Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 8:00pm