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Pear's 'Enemy of the People' closes Sunday in MV

Pear Theatre’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” is scheduled to close Sunday in Mountain View.

“Enemy” is the story of an altruistic man undermined by people more concerned with profit. Ibsen examines the moral dilemmas inherent in whistleblowing, as well as the nature of truth itself.

The play follows a doctor who has discovered serious contamination in the town’s new bathing complex, an enterprise that had promised to revitalize the town economy. Unwilling to undertake the expense of correction, however, the town mayor – his own brother – accuses the whistleblower of fabricating the story to enrich himself and turns most of the town’s population against the doctor and his family.

Betsy Kruse Craig directs a cast that features Ron Talbot, Hannah Mary Keller and Rich Holman.

Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St.

Tickets are $15-$35, with discounts available for seniors and students.

For tickets and more information, call 354-1148 or visit

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