Ibsen Classic Coming to Shakespeare; 'An Enemy of the People' Part of Schedule for '06-'07

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Ibsen Classic Coming to Shakespeare; 'An Enemy of the People' Part of Schedule for '06-'07


Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" and an 18th-century English comedy adapted by Thornton Wilder and Washington's own Ken Ludwig are the first two productions scheduled for Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2006-2007 season, announced yesterday by Michael Kahn, the company's artistic director.

Three plays by the Bard - two of them under Mr. Kahn's direction - are also scheduled as part of a previously announced six-month citywide festival, called "Shakespeare in Washington," debuting in January. Mr. Kahn will be curator of that event, which was conceived by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser to involve some 40 area cultural institutions in a celebration of the playwright's influence and his works' relevance to modern times.

"Enemy," adapted by University of Chicago professor Nicholas Rudall and directed by Norway's Kjetil Bang-Hansen, will be staged Aug. 29 through Oct. 22 and will commemorate the centennial of Ibsen's death (1828-1906). …

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