REVIEW: ‘Enemy’ at Gulfshore Playhouse

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REVIEW: ‘Enemy’ at Gulfshore Playhouse a sharp look at uncomfortable truths

Lindsey Kyler, Jessica Wortham, and Jeffrey Binder in An Enemy of the People
Lindsey Kyler, Jessica Wortham, and Jeffrey Binder in An Enemy of the People

A pervasive undercurrent of selfishness in “An Enemy of the People” cools its characters’ best intentions. Director Kristen Coury mines the dramatic potential in those moments skillfully, particularly where they reveal two brothers doomed to an inability to communicate with each other. At the moment when Aslaksen points out to Dr. Stockmann that his study will ruin the community he wants to save, the doctor hesitates. David Stockmann tromps all over the opportunity, coldly demanding his hat and cane.