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Varslaren (The Whistleblower)

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

Set in 1880s Norway, Ibsen’s play is a classic of political theatre. Its themes of greed, corruption, and the power of propaganda are relevant as much now as when he wrote it. The play has the capacity to speak to current American concerns, and this adaptation, devised by University of Illinois faculty and students, updates the original to reflect our own moment in history.

Contains adult content.

The program booklet for this event will be offered digitally and will not be available in print. If you will need disability-related accommodations, please email krannertcenter [at] illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.

If you can, show your love for the arts by purchasing a $50 “Advocate” ticket; the additional ticket cost directly benefits Illinois Theatre. Please note that due to weather-related safety concerns, the performance on Thursday, February 17 has been canceled.

Tickets for this event will go on sale to the public at 10am on Wednesday, January 12. Tickets will be sold online only, not by phone or at the Ticket Office counter. Before the on-sale date, please visit Krannert Center’s online ticket office to ensure you have or can create an active account. All 2021-2022 ticket on-sale dates are now available. To learn about early ticket-buying opportunities, please contact Krannert Center’s Advancement team: 217.333.6700 or advancement [at] krannertcenter.illinois.edu.

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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
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