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Varslaren (The Whistleblower)

A contemporary reimagining of Henrik Ibsen’s "Enemy of the People"
Genesee Spridco, devising director

Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. It’s themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. Arthur Miller’s adaptation showed the play’s capacity to speak to mid-century American concerns, and this adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students updates the original to speak to our own moment.

Contains adult content.

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Event Details

Studio Theatre
Fr Feb 11, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Feb 12, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Tu Feb 15, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
We Feb 16, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Th Feb 17, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Feb 18, 2022 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Feb 19, 2022 - 2:00pm CT
Advocate 50 / Standard 25 / SC 24 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10