Tickets Going Fast For Enemy
By Michael Gottlieb
The world premiere of Enemy, based upon Henrik Ibsen’s classic, An Enemy of the People, opened last night to thunderous applause and rave reviews. If you don’t already have your ticket, do so quickly.
Thu, Feb 11-Sat, Feb 13, 7pm
Sun, Feb 14, 5pm
Thu, Feb 18-Sat, Feb 20, 7pm
Sun, Feb 21, 5pm
San Miguel Playhouse
Calle Independencia 82
US$15 online, 200 pesos at box office
Directed by two-time Emmy Award-winner Dorothy Lyman, with a smart, new adaptation by Melissa Sweeney, Enemy is a riveting drama that asks big questions. For example, is a clean glass of water worth everything? When the show opens, it’s an exciting time for the town of Desert Springs, California. The new Malboca Indian Resort and Casino is about to open. Everyone expects a new prosperity from the tourists bound to come down from Los Angeles in droves. However, the town’s favorite doctor, Teresa Stockmann, discovers a dark secret hidden in the aquifers below Malboca Springs Resort. Dr. Teri wants to tell the people the truth. Her sister, the mayor, whose job it is to protect the interests of the town, has other ideas. And why shouldn’t she? Dr. Teri’s battle with her own bipolar demons makes the truth an ever-changing target.
In the classic Ibsen play, the protagonist and antagonist are two brothers, and the play is male-centric, per the time it was written. For the vision of Dorothy Lyman, who commissioned this adaptation, the genders are switched, and two sisters move the play, starring San Miguel de Allende’s own Jill Gottlieb as Dr. Teri and Kate Rowland as her sister, Paula. Gottlieb and Rowland are joined by locals Charlie Coleman as the slacker son Eli and David Cross as Ken, Dr. Teri’s ever-patient husband. Professional imports from the US include Tamara Geisler as Petra, the Stockmann’s dutiful daughter; Brennan Lowery as Portman, the hustling new media journalist; and Murrell Weissinger, who plays Deborah Ackerman, the local real estate agent.
Reserved seat tickets are easily purchased online at Playerssma.com or in Centro at Galería Ensueños at Mesones 57A, Monday through Friday, from 10am until 2pm, or at the door one hour before show time.