Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
In a version by Florian Borchmeyer
Berlin’s esteemed Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen’s potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic capitalism. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier, for decades a leading creative voice and provocateur in European theater, the production has received strong reactions from audiences and critics alike, largely because of its controversial handling of the play’s climactic scene (no spoilers here!).
Approximate run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes without intermission
Please note: this program is performed in German, with English supertitles.