Casting is complete for Manhattan Theatre Club’s forthcoming Broadway production of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz and starring Boyd Gaines and Richard Thomas. The play will begin previews on September 54 at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre and open on September 27, directed by Doug Hughes, for a limited engagement through November 11.
Joining Gaines, Thomas and previously announced cast members Maite Alina, Gerry Bamman, Kathleen McNenny, Randall Newsome, John Procaccino, Michael Siberry and James Waterston will be Townspeople played by Mike Boland, Victoria Frings, Andrew Hovelson, John Robert Tillotson (also playing The Drunk) and Ray Virta.
In a version described as a fast-paced, two-hour thriller, Dr. Thomas Stockmann (Gaines) discovers a toxic secret that threatens the health of his entire community. The doctor expects to be hailed as a hero, but his brother, Mayor Peter Stockmann (Thomas), believes the information will destroy the town, forcing the men into a passionate confrontation of political will and personal ethics.