Closed 1h 55m
Enemy of the People
Midtown W
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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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

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

Critic Reviews (1)

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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