WHAT: Rio Hondo College will hold the world premiere of “Enemy/Flint,” a play that combines an exploration of the impact of water issues in Flint, Michigan, with the themes of Henrick Ibsen’s classic “An Enemy of the People.”
Written by Long Beach-based playwright, actor and teaching artist Diana Burbano, the play will be directed by Julianna Stephanie Ojeda, a theater artist and former Rio Hondo College student.
Some 32 students will act and serve as crew for the production.
Admission is free.
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28; 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29
WHERE: Rio Hondo College Wray Theater, 3600 Workman Mill Road, Whittier
DETAILS: Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” written in 1882, is about a town divided over a water health problem with most people wanting to put profit before health and safety. “Enemy/Flint” examines the similar, but real and current events affecting Flint, Michigan, and the challenges and threats that whistleblowers face. The play, which will be published after the production, has a run time of 72 minutes.
The director and playwright will hold a post-show discussion after the show on Friday, April 27.