In conjunction with our main stage production of An Enemy of the People and in collaboration with TheatreFirst's T1 Presents Performance Series Actors Ensemble is proud to organize a staged reading series featuring important, yet rarely produced, works by Henrik Ibsen, and in addition a production of a play by Ibsen's contemporary, the founder of modern Russian theatre and the predecessor of Chekhov, Alexander Ostrovsky. All performances are on Monday nights between January 8th and January 29th, begin at 8 p.m. and are Pay-What-You-Can.
Rosmersholm is judged as one of Ibsen's greatest works, and yet it is rarely performed. The protaganist, a rich landowner, attempts to support the modern, liberal development of the local community, but is besieged by his brother Kroll, who accuses him of being a traitor to his class, and at the same time he is tortured by the loss of his wife to suicide and his simultaneous attraction to Rebecca, a woman who has seemingly rejected all moral conventions. Directed by Crystal Brown.