Encore Performance of "An Enemy of the People" Friday at UMD

Created: January 14, 2020 08:39 AM

A couple months ago, UMD Theatre's production, "An Enemy of the People," took the stage.  It's returning for an encore performance this Friday, because it was selected for the  Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regionals in South Dakota.


Tom Isbell, the director of the show, said the performance will help them get ready for doing it at the festival in Sioux Falls next week.

"It's a big honor," Isbell said.  "We're part of a seven state region, we're one of the biggest regions in the country for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and they only invite seven shows."

This is the 14th time that a UMD production has been chosen and Isbell said they're proud of that.

For many students, this will be their first time performing at this festival.  The encore performance in Duluth will help them get there.

"We have expenses, because of hotels, buses, and things like that, so we're doing a final show mainly because we need some money, but also because the show was sold out in November," Isbell said.  "So a lot of people didn't get a chance to see it and so this is a chance to do both those things."

Isbell said everyone is working hard on making it happen.  They head to the festival on Sunday and Isbell said they're excited to share this show with a new audience.  

"An Enemy of the People" takes the stage again on Friday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dudley Experimental Theatre.  Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for UMD student rush.

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