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Feb. 6, 2017
For Immediate Release


By Jesse Harp, student news writer, Office of University Communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Campbellsville University Theater and Town Hall Productions will be presenting “An Enemy Of The People” at the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building on campus at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

“An Enemy of the People” was written by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller. In this adaptation of the play, Dr. Thomas Stockmann is a small-town physician who realizes that the local tourist destination, a hot spring, is dangerously contaminated.
Thomas warns his brother Peter, the town’s mayor; Peter, however, is more concerned with cashing in on the spring than ensuring public safety. In order to keep the spring open, Peter and the town council destroy Thomas’ reputation as he tries to tell the public of his discovery.

The play will be performed on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

The cast will feature Jon Hieneman of Campbellsville as Morten Kiil; Matthew Hutchins of Springfield, Ky. as Billing; Diandra Sallee of Nicholasville, Ky. as Catherine Stockmann;

Sarah Durham of Campbellsville as Peter Stockmann; Tanner Reed of Campbellsville as Hovstad; Les Chadwick of Campbellsville as Dr. Stockmann;

Jackson Hays of Campbellsville as Morten; Hannah Hansford of Campbellsville as Ejlif;  Hollie Nall of Elizabethtown, Ky. as Captain Horster; Callie Botkin of Campbellsville as Petra; Erin Shainfeld of Lexington, Ky. as Aslaksen;

Cedric Calhoun of Frankfort, Ky. as The Drunk; Cody Campbell of LaGrange, Ky. as Nansen; Irell Patterson of Hopkinsville, Ky. as Edvard;

Noah Hutchins of Springfield, Ky. as Henrik; Haley Saylor of Monticello, Ky. as Hedvig; Kaya Taylor of Vine Grove, Ky. as Gunnar, and Joshua Spencer of Eastview, Ky. as Georg.

Tickets are available online at townhallpro.com. The tickets for general audience members cost $10. Tickets for seniors 65 and up, children 12 and under and Campbellsville University employees are $7. Campbellsville University students are admitted free.

Season tickets, one ticket for all 2017 shows, can be purchased for $50 by contacting the Campbellsville University Theater Department at (270) 789-5266 or theater@campbellsville.edu.

Online ticket sales end one hour before presentation, but can still be reserved by calling the theater department at (270) 789-5226.

Corporate sponsors of the play are Little Caesars, Tucker Family Medicine, Ken

Keltner: State Fair Insurance, Air Evac Life Team and Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 4,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 19 master’s degrees, six postgraduate areas and seven pre-professional programs. The university has off-campus centers in Louisville, Harrodsburg, Somerset and Hodgenville with instructional sites in Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Summersville and a full complement of online programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.