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
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.
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)
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