Enemy of the People
Closed 1h 55m
Enemy of the People
79

Enemy of the People NYC Reviews and Tickets

79%
(36 Reviews)
Positive
89%
Mixed
6%
Negative
5%
Members say
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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Member Reviews (36)

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494 Reviews | 103 Followers
79
Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you're interested in current social events with a twist of early 1900's Northern European culture.

Don't see it if you don't like plays involving socioeconomic issues. Read more

454 Reviews | 127 Followers
85
Classic, Must see, Thought-provoking, Involving, Resonantly relevant

See it if fiercely even handed presentation of ideas & emotions that speak to our times & the constant changing/ balancing of democratic principles

Don't see it if don't want 2 be confronted with 100 yr old evironmental problems that are current today & being asked 2 choose which side you come down on Read more

299 Reviews | 103 Followers
90
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.

304 Reviews | 42 Followers
82
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Intense, Resonant

See it if you read it in school, are a student of theatre history, like small intimate dramas, like shows relevant to current times.

Don't see it if You are looking for a large scale show, want something uplifting, are bothered by anachronistic language. Acting is a little too improv-like

284 Reviews | 81 Followers
89
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

285 Reviews | 55 Followers
70
Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if Great acting except for one not particularly talented amateur (sorry) in a small but important role.Interesting staging.

Don't see it if Not sure why they changed ending in a sort of silly way.Elitist ignorant masses v. superior intellect speech met with approval from audience Read more

275 Reviews | 62 Followers
82
Ambitious, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy political dramas,revivals and period pieces.The acting was good, but the doctor overacts in some parts.

Don't see it if you expect to see Ibsen's Enemy of the People. The adaptation is interesting, but it changes the play almost past recognition.

262 Reviews | 30 Followers
90
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

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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