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. More…
Utilizing story theater elements and a revised structure, this adaptation of the Ibsen classic centers on a fundamental question that’s as resonant now as ever: Does democracy work?
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'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.
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'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 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 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 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 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
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 well acted, smart play about morals and family; very timely subject matter
Don't see it if you want a light fluffy piece that doesn't involve thought
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 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 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 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 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 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 enjoy smart adaptations and shows with politically resonant overtones. Great use of the Barrow's space.
Don't see it if the idea of changing the work of the father of modern drama makes you feel faint.
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 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 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
See it if you haven't seen a production of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People
Don't see it if you don't want to sit through 2 hours of a show where only a few scenes are engaging
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.
See it if You want to see a new, masterful translation of this important play. It plays so well to this current time.
Don't see it if You do not like plays about social issues or those with slow action.