Enemies The PlayA Police Drama

WNCT — February 17, 2008

ECU Police Officer Turned Playwright
‘Enemies’ The Play

By Arthur Mondale
Eyewitness News 9

A police officer is trained to fight crime, to get criminals off the streets, but how about adding performer in the mix.

ECU police officer, and English professor, Joseph Horst performed his play, ‘Enemies’.

It’s a psychological thriller about police officers and their struggles —both in and out of uniform.

Horst got the idea, a few years ago when writing his thesis as a student at ECU. Years later, the school gave him the go ahead.

This is the first performance. People packed Mendenhall, at East Carolina University, to watch the R rated play.

The play addresses issues of violence and drug abuse.

“There are some personal experiences in it. I think a lot of the dialogue in the play comes from the fact that police officers are held to a higher standard and a lot of times the general public doesn’t see the person behind the badge,” said Horst.

Half of all proceeds will benefit a local charity for fallen police officers.

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