by Deanna Neil

directed by Maura Farver

Based on Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, Fracturing explores how a family and a town slowly break apart over the divisive environmental issue of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”, a process of drilling for natural gas. In the fictional town of Norville, fracking has been permitted despite the town’s location in the watershed that provides drinking water for Manhattan. The head of the Reservoir Council, Dr. Stockman, receives the results of her preliminary tests on a potentially contaminated water well and finds a dangerously high methane content in the water. As she attempts to warn the town she is met with reproach by her brother, the mayor, who fears the ruin of the town’s economic livelihood. Fracturing examines the timely issue of health and environment versus economy and employment and begs the question of whether it is worthwhile to have right on your side without might.


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Theatre/Venue Flamboyan Theatre - CSV Cultural Center 

107 Suffolk Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-868-4444 
Website for reservations  
Running time 2hr. 5min. 


Producing Organization: Sweeter Theater Productions  
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