An Enemy of the People

English language premiere, originally adapted for the Schaubühne (Berlin)

by Henrik Ibsen
translated by Maria Milisavljevic
directed by
adapted by Florian Borchmeyer
Sep 16, 2014 – Oct 26, 2014 in the Mainspace
Opened Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dr. Stockmann has made a shocking discovery, but to go public with it will spell the end of his town’s prosperity. The people don’t know that the local baths are contaminated with industrial waste, and if the world finds out, it will send the community into economic collapse. Ibsen’s timely parable echoes with the questions of today as it grapples with how we balance our conscience and our comfort. Censored scientists, environmental crises, the pitfalls of democracy, and anarchist manifestos –  An Enemy of the People is as alive now as it was in 1882.

★★★½ out of 4 – “This take on Ibsen is the next best thing to a classic.” – The Globe and Mail

★★★★½ – “A definite must-see this season” – 

“Highly sophisticated, intelligent, provocative and creative” – Joyce Aster, Tarragon Patron 

“[This show] re-affirms one’s faith in the creative minds and talents alive and well in our fair city.” – Mel Kochberg, Tarragon Patron 


The estimated running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.

Cast and Crew

  • Gemini Winning Actor
  • Playwright-in-Residence
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