Enemy of the People
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Enemy of the People

Enemy of the People NYC Reviews and Tickets

(37 Ratings)
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Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Absorbing

About the Show

The Barrow Group presents a brand-new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s drama about a scientist forced to take on his hometown after discovering an environmental catastrophe.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (37)

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181 Reviews | 39 Followers
Absorbing, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Intelligent

See it if Terrific play, wonderful adaptation-(didn't "update").Dignified & humble performance by lead & great cast throughout. Unfortunately relevant

Don't see it if U r easily bored or need lots of action. This is a morality tale which presents sides of equal value-challenging u to ask where you'd stand~

287 Reviews | 32 Followers
Intense, Intelligent, Absorbing, Clever, Great acting

See it if enjoy a strong story with some great performances. Or if you're a fan of Ibsen.

Don't see it if if you have trouble following a production with a lot of characters and movement

332 Reviews | 109 Followers
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intense

See it if You're interested in the gray areas found in politics. You enjoy turn-of-the-century plays performed conversationally.

Don't see it if You want a romantic comedy.

141 Reviews | 57 Followers
Absorbing, Delightful, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to watch a classic 1930s show that is so relevant to today's events. You want to delve into populism and its practice.

Don't see it if You don't like intense plots or you want to see something new. Read more

77 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent, Absorbing

See it if If you love plays that display true complexities w/in human interactions and w/in political issues being resolved

Don't see it if If you like a light, happy play

388 Reviews | 100 Followers
Masterful, Relevant, Intelligent, Great ensemble acting, Resonant

See it if you'd appreciate a powerfully- acted 100 year old play about issues as relevant to today's political climate as it was back in the day

Don't see it if you want mindless entertainment ; don't care to be morally, socially or politically challenged ; you're a classic play 'purist' Read more

83 Reviews | 12 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You like a play that makes you wonder what you would do in a particular situation

Don't see it if you only like light, happy plots

102 Reviews | 90 Followers
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Want to see a revival of a play that although written in the 1800's still very relevant

Don't see it if Don't want to see a play that is anti govt and very trumpish

Critic Reviews (1)

Daily Beast
March 15th, 2017

“The streamlined production is done in period costume but feels thoroughly modern as it brilliantly shows how a simple truth can become twisted and distorted…This fast-moving adaptation could be called Ibsen lite—same themes, less filler. It loses some of the richness of Ibsen’s language but makes his story more accessible. Ibsen was most concerned with the failings of democracy but his other point is even clearer here: Politicians see facts as the enemy."
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