“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." Full Review
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
See it if You are interested in a new script of an Ibsen play; you're not sick of political plays; you're interested in old plays that are relevant
Don't see it if You want something that moves quickly; you want light fare; you need fancy props or sets
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
See it if You are interested in current events/politics. If you have time in the next week the last showing is 4/1/2017. Highly recommend, relatable.
Don't see it if you are expecting a musical or big production theater. Its a great show.
See it if you enjoy plays without much action that rely on debate and complex issues. Are interested in questions of fact and government.
Don't see it if you are not interested in politics or require spectacle to be entertained.
See it if you like socially relevant dramas that speak to modern issues.
Don't see it if like me, you admire Ibsen's masterwork. This is "new adaptation" is exceedingly bad (it ain't broke don't fix it!) and poorly performed.
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
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.
See it if you like Ibsen and want to see a good play, for the most part very well acted. The words are very resonant and relevant to today's politics.
Don't see it if you find it off putting to see adaptations that feel the need to explain self-explanatory things.
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~
See it if You like Ibsen, especially when executed by a company of artists who really know what they're doing.
Don't see it if You're looking for a simple piece done by simple people simply to do something for the heck of it.
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
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.
See it if you enjoy a confidently quiet type of realistic acting and could benefit from having Ibsen remind you (or a friend) that facts are facts!
Don't see it if you recoil at translations that tinker with a classic by introducing new characters, adding expositional text, or changing the end.
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'
See it if you want to see one of the classics and feel cultured, plus be wowed by how our contemporary issues are reflected in Ibsen's drama.
Don't see it if you're looking for something flashier or star-studded, or if you can't stand to sit in a REALLY cold theatre.
See it if You want to see an Ibsen play with a modern take on the language, or you want a play that is very relevant to the times.
Don't see it if You want a classic take on Ibsen, you want a bigger/newer/happier show.
See it if you enjoy intimate productions, artistic reflections of our current political climate, shows that really make you think.
Don't see it if you want to go to the theatre simply to escape the problems of the world, you don't like conversational pieces, you prefer big theatrics.
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