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Hogs

When: Thu., March 12, 7 p.m., Fri., March 13, 7 p.m., Sat., March 14, 7 p.m., Thu., March 19, 7 p.m., Fri., March 20, 7 p.m., Sat., March 21, 7 p.m., Sun., March 22, 2 p.m., Thu., March 26, 7 p.m., Fri., March 27, 7 p.m. and Sat., March 28, 7 p.m. 2015

The Crabpot Players have been quietly performing community theater in their corner of Mt. Pleasant for years now, but they’ve recently decided to take things in another direction — a professional one, that is. They’re debuting their new and improved performances with Hogs, a retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s Enemy of the People by PURE co-founder Rodney Lee Rogers. Directed by PURE Core Member R.W. Smith and starring Mark Poremba, Patrick Arnheim, and Jenny Pringle, Hogs tells the story of a small Southern town, hog farm runoff, and a doctor who discovers that that very runoff is also behind a gross disease causing bloody sores on local fish. “At first glance, the play is about the fall-out from Hurricane Floyd and the runoff from hog farms polluting a community, but underneath it reveals the difficult nature of change, the resistance to truth, and the damage we cause in the pursuit of progress,” Smith says. It’s a case of big business and tourism dollars against a lone voice for the environment. We’ve got our guesses as to who wins out, but you’ll have to see the play to find out for sure.

Elizabeth Pandolfi

Price: $25/adult, $22/senior, $20/student and military

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