Smith Street Stage presents ENEMY

Smith Street Stage presents ENEMY

Smith Street Stage presents ENEMY

The Actor's Fund | 160 Schermerhorn Street | Boerum Hill

Smith Street Stage presents ENEMY on Thursday, August 31, and Friday, September 1, 2017, at The Actor's Fund located at 160 Schermerhorn Street in Boerum Hill.

Through a curated collection of original music, dance, and devised scenes, this workshop production explores the tension between the charisma of political leaders and the will of the people they lead. Smith Street Stage examines this classic tale through the lens of the question, "Who owns truth?"

An Original Adaptation Of Henrik Ibsen's Classic Play Enemy of the People was created by Beth Ann Hopkins and Matthew Sciarappa and directed by Beth Ann Hopkins. Featuring Taryn Cohen*, Delia Kemph, Marcus Denard Johnson*, Nell Kessler, Julia Lennon, Debora Luzincourt, Kristin Maloney*, Anique Mercier, Peter Molesworth, Tommy Nelms, Aaron Scott*, James Swanson*, Rocco & Fiamma Pappa, Philip Pineno, Taylor Valentine*, and Corey Whelihan.

Smith Street Stage seeks to tell classic stories in new ways through affordable, exciting and consequential theater arts. The Company holds that universally recognizable and deeply human conflicts inhere in great literature, and by exploring such texts with rigor and creativity, one may apprehend these truths and reveal anew their relevance to our lives. Such stories presented skillfully and earnestly have the power to engage philosophical issues, excite spectators of all backgrounds and predispositions, and bring communities closer.

Starting with a five actor adaptation of Romeo and Juliet in 2010, Smith Street Stage has always looked for new ways to tell classic stories. Since that first production the Company has grown to hiring over thirty artists and performing summer Shakespeare for over two thousand people each summer in Brooklyn’s Carroll Park.

The company operates under the principle that Shakespeare is not esoteric or elitist, and that an expert and fastidious production will be deeply meaningful as well as broadly accessible.