An Enemy of the People

Care, Cure, Corruption Series

An Enemy of the People

By Henrik Ibsen

Jane Page, Director


April 30 – May 8, 2016

Little Theatre

The future is looking bright in Dr. Stockmann's hometown of Ouray in southwest Colorado. At his urging, the town has built therapeutic Baths, which will invite tourists and their dollars. However, trouble arrives when the Doctor discovers that the water of the Baths is teeming with bacteria, guaranteed to make everyone sick. Ridiculed and persecuted by the townsfolk for his honesty, he is declared an "enemy of the people." This classic Ibsen text explores the intersection of standing alone to tell an uncomfortable truth versus bowing to the corruption of a complacent majority. It also questions whether there is even such a thing as absolute truth; in Ibsen’s words, "A normally constituted truth lives—let us say—as a rule, seventeen or eighteen years, at the outside twenty, very seldom more. And truths so patriarchal as that are always shockingly emaciated.

Evenings: Apr. 30, May 5, 6, 7     8:00 pm
Evening: May 4                          7:30 pm
Matinees: May 1*, 7, 8                2:00 pm

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

General $15
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $14
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at


Food Drive Announcement

OC Food Bank

Citizen artists give back to the community and so can you!

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama’s production of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE teams up with Orange County Food Bank. 

An estimated 400,000 people are at risk of hunger every month in Orange County, 42% of whom are children. AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE is a play about how the individual can make a difference in society. Let’s share this message by making a difference today by accepting the challenge to help end hunger.  

What: Non-perishable Food Drive in partnership with the Orange County Food Bank

Where: At every performance of AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at The Little Theatre, Humanities Hall at UCI 

When: Performances April 30th – May 8th

Questions? Contact

PRODUCTION STILLS photos by Paul R. Kennedy

April 30, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 1, 2016 - 2:00pm
May 4, 2016 - 7:30pm
May 5, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 6, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 7, 2016 - 2:00pm
May 7, 2016 - 8:00pm
May 8, 2016 - 2:00pm