Theatre cast list
Tickets available online
Bluffton University Theatre will present the play “Paragon Springs” by Steven Dietz, based on the play “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen from November 9-12. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9-11, and at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall. Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, will direct the show.
Set in 1926 in the American heartland, the famed “healing waters” of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned. Now, the town’s foremost citizen crusader, Dr. Thomas Stockman, is determined to know the truth behind this tragedy, no matter the cost. In this vibrant, often funny and highly theatrical re-imagining of Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” Steven Dietz puts the lure of capitalism and the greed of small-town-self-interest squarely on trial.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, Bluffton University faculty and staff, and non-Bluffton University students. Admission is free for Bluffton University students. Purchase tickets at www.bluffton.edu/theatre.
The roles and participating students are as follows:
|Dr. Thomas Stockman||Logan Daugherty ’27||Bradford, Ohio|
|Katrina Stockman||Jordyn Garmatter ’26||Bluffton, Ohio|
|Lorna Stockman||Elie Hoover ’27||New Carlisle, Ohio|
|Peter Stockman||Andrea Burden ’25||Quincy, Ohio|
|Erik Hovstad||Jax Gott||Bluffton, Ohio|
|Lars Hovstad||Carter Ritchey ’25||Delphos, Ohio|
|Odegaard||Chris Gott||Bluffton, Ohio|
|The Widow Kroger||Jasmine DeJesus ’27||Norwalk, Ohio|
|Rose Lindgren||Jenna Loescher ’27||Wapakoneta, Ohio|
|Hollis Lindgren||Adam Shanaman ’22||Buckland, Ohio|
Isabel Miller ’25 of Dayton, Ohio, and Rachel Larson ’24, of West Liberty, Ohio, will serve as the stage managers. Brit (Steele ’12) Mustard and Merv Schrock, both from Findlay, Ohio, will be the costume designer and the technical director, respectively.
The production team includes Zael Coblentz ’25 of Millersburg, Ohio; Chloe Haberman ’27 of Lima, Ohio; Elie Hoover ’27, of New Carlisle, Ohio; Emily Jones ’27 of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and Aubrie Sell ’27 of Metamora, Ohio.