Namhaid Don Phobal

Blazing Out

Suite i mbaile beag cois farraige, déanann Namhaid Don Phobal cur síos ar a thiteann amach nuair a thagann an doctúir áitiúil ar nimh i gcóras uisce an bhaile, rud a d’fhéadfadh deireadh a chur le heacnamaíócht turasóireachta an bhaile.  Ar chóir dó an scéal a scaoileadh leis an bpobal, nó éisteacht le comhairle a dhearthár (maora an bhaile) agus a bhéal a choimeád dúnta?

Déanann an dráma cumhachtach tráthúil seo plé ar an gcomhlint idir an mhóráltacht agus an saint, idir an fhírinne agus an eagla, idir an duine aonarach agus an pobal.

Enemy of the People tells the story of a small coastal town where the local doctor discovers that the water-supply is polluted, a revelation that could jeopardise the town’s economy.  It could also threaten the doctor’s brother’s plans for re-election as Mayor.  When the doctor insists that he must broadcast his findings, he faces a terrible choice.

A timely and powerful examination of the consequences of an individual’s decision to follow his own principles in the face of society’s opposition, Ibsen expertly puts this conflict in the context of a personal power-play between brothers.

Moonfish Theatre teamed with An Taibhdhearc to bring an Irish-language version of this timeless classic back to the Irish stage in March 2009.  The rehearsal process took place in Connemara, in the West of Ireland, and drew on the landscape and musical traditions of Ireland and Norway to create a unique, ground-breaking production.

English sur-titles were used to ensure that the production was accessible to all audiences.