Ends Apr 01

Enemy of the People

Members say: Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Great acting, Absorbing
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Critics
85
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Members
81
4 reviews
 

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.... Read 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?

 
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Daily Beast

“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

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89
Intelligent, Masterful, Relevant, Resonant, Great ensemble acting

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'

Also The whole ensemble was terrific but Larry Mitchell as Dr. Stockmann wa... Read more Read less

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

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

70
Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant, Classic, Solid

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.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You are willing to deal with moral dilemmas, the stigmatization of those who decide to expose truth at a great cost.

Don't see it if You don't want to deal with moral dilemas.

Also The acting was superb!