[caption id="attachment_32310" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-32310" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/ISH_001_.jpeg" alt="" width="800" height="534" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Alan Ball as Hans von Bismarck and Patrick Taylor as Phelim O\u2019 Shaughnessy in GVT\u2019s 2014 production of Is He Dead?[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, proudly presents An Enemy of the People. Henrik Ibsen\u2019s famous drama runs Apr. 27-May 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance on Apr. 26 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on May 5 at 2:30 p.m.<\/h1>\r\nTickets are $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $20 for children\/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT\u2019s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.\r\n\r\nWhen Dr. Stockmann discovers that the water source that supports an entire town is contaminated, he must do what he thinks is right. He is not prepared for the backlash as friends and neighbors rebel when they find their livelihoods are in danger.\r\n\r\nGVT has a long history of fostering the arts through its successful intern program. It\u2019s always exciting when a former intern returns as a professional to grace the stage. Patrick Taylor is one such intern, who is glad to once again be performing in Lewisburg.\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_32311" align="alignleft" width="313"]<img class=" wp-image-32311" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/04\/Taylor.jpg" alt="" width="313" height="209" \/> (Photo courtesy Greenbrier Valley Theatre)<br \/>Patrick Taylor, who will portray Mr. Billing in GVT\u2019s upcoming production of An Enemy of the People.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019ve always had a wonderful experience at GVT and Lewisburg is such a lovely town. GVT gave me my professional theatre start and for that I almost feel like a part of their family,\u201d the former intern said.\r\n\r\nTaylor, who holds an Associate of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, interned at GVT the summer of 2013. During that time he was seen in The Greenbrier Martyr and The Greenbrier Ghost, and was welcomed back the next season to perform in Is He Dead?\r\n\r\nThe young actor will be portraying Mr. Billing in the upcoming production of An Enemy of the People. He has been in love with theatre since the fourth grade, but has faced his own set of roadblocks on his path to acting. As an actor with Tourette Syndrome, Taylor had to overcome his own doubts in order to follow his dreams.\r\n\r\n\u201cI\u2019ve always had this sense of having to \u2018prove myself\u2019 to fellow actors, directors and technicians which allows for a lot of negative thoughts to flow through my head,\u201d Taylor said. \u201cAt this point in my career I have fully embraced it. In fact, I\u2019ve started marketing myself as an actor with Tourette Syndrome.\u201d\r\n\r\nThrough his perseverance and skill, this talented actor has since had the opportunity to fill many great roles such as Mr. Renfield in The Passion of Dracula and an autistic patient named Joe in Pretty Theft. He is now excited to fill a more dramatic and realistic role in GVT\u2019s production of An Enemy of the People.\r\n\r\nThis program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.