Brett Neveu, Michael Shannon

By Ensemble Member Brett Neveu

Directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon

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Previews: January 7 – January 13, 2018

Opening Night: January 14, 2018

Regular Run: January 18 – February 25, 2018

Red Night Opening: January 19, 2018


In this world premiere adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, a small, NorthChicago suburb finds the town’s restart button with an investment in a newly opened charter school. After issues with the school grounds are discovered by its head of sciences, Dr. Stock, a quest to inform and correct is met with support.  But suspicion and rancor mount as truths bubble to the surface.  A play that mirrors our vital, absurd and often hilarious political times. 

Cast & Artists


  • Dr. Tom Stock: Ensemble Member Guy Van Swearingen
  • Karla Kihl-Stock: Ensemble Member Dado
  • Molly Stock: Missi Davis
  • Randal Stock: Nation Henrickson
  • Patty Stock: Ensemble Member Kirsten Fitzgerald
  • Howard Kihl: Frank Nall
  • Walter Hove: Ensemble Member Larry Grimm
  • Madison Bills: Kristin Ellis
  • Jenn Sheffer: Ensemble Member Natalie West
  • Eric Rhyde: Jacob Alexander
  • Fran Wysocki: Mary Jo Bolduc
  • Bill Strand: Stephen Walker
  • Understudies: Dano Duran, Shawna Franks, Carolyn Moore, Samantha Newcomb, Maria Stephens, Ramman Takhsh, Steven Winterstein


  • Playwright: Ensemble Member Brett Neveu
  • Director: Ensemble Member Michael Shannon
  • Asst. Director: Kyle Stoffers
  • Lighting Design: Ensemble Member Mike Durst
  • Costume Design: Christine Pascual
  • Sound Design: Brando Triantafillou
  • Props Design: Lydia Hanchett
  • Technical Director: Samantha Rausch
  • Stage Manager: Christa Van Baale
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Kathleen Dickinson
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Nate Dion
  • Production Manager: Corrie Besse
  • Dramaturg: Tanya Palmer
  • Fight Choreographer: Christina Gorman
  • Assistant Lighting Designer: Violet Smith
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Kotryna Hilko
  • Video Consultant: Seth Henrickson
  • Casting Director: Ensemble Member Mierka Girten
  • Casting Assistant: Kyle Stoffers


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