An Enemy of the People | Goodman Theatre

An Enemy of the People

Mar 10 - Apr 15, 2018 In the Albert
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including one intermission

  • "A must-see show" – Chicago Tribune.

Robert Falls' new production of Ibsen's timely classic.

When a water contamination crisis puts their community in peril, two brothers face off in a battle of political ambitions and moral integrity. Nearly 150 years after Ibsen's masterpiece first thrilled audiences, it "is startling how current the play's ideas feel" (The New York Times) and remains "a play so necessary, exhilarating to experience" (The Village Voice).

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  • Rebecca Hurd (Petra), Jesse Bhamrah (Billing), Philip Earl Johnson (Thomas Stockmann), Lanise Antoine Shelley (Katherine), and Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Hovstad) in "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Robert Falls.


  • Lanise Antoine Shelley (Katherine) and Philip Earl Johnson (Thomas Stockmann) in "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Robert Falls.


  • Cast of "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Robert Falls.


  • Philip Earl Johnson (Thomas Stockmann) and Scott Jaeck (Peter Stockmann) in "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Robert Falls.


  • Lanise Antoine Shelley (Katherine) and Rebecca Hurd (Petra) in "An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen, adapted and directed by Robert Falls.

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Press & Reviews

Fake news, deplorables and a cynical audience makes Ibsen's 'Enemy' up-to-the-minute

For a vista of how deeply cynical America has become in this age of division and manipulation, this moment when you don't know whether the news is real or fake, whether your boss is under investigation, whether the outrage in your Facebook feed is human or was stuck there by Cambridge Analytica, consider this moment at the Goodman Theatre on Monday night.

No one is spared Ibsen's wrath in Goodman's powerhouse 'Enemy of the People'

Henrik Ibsen wrote "An Enemy of the People" 136 years ago, but you wouldn't know it from watching the Goodman Theatre's sleek and calculated new adaptation. Calculated, we'll note, isn't really a bad thing in this tale of a whistleblower who finds poison in the town water supply.

Goodman's fiercely acted revival of 'Enemy' impresses

If you leave Goodman Theatre's superb revival of "An Enemy of the People" with your mind whirling from its provocative ideas, credit master dramatist Henrik Ibsen. If Goodman's propulsive production keeps you on the edge of your seat, credit director/adapter Robert Falls.

Accessibility

Join us for any of the following accessible performances:

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org

 Touch Tour and  Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, April 7 | 12:30pm Touch Tour, 2pm Performance

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code AUDIO online. Reservations for the touch tour are available at check-out for not additional charge. For more information, please call the Box Office or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org

 American Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code SIGN.

 Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, April 14 at 2pm

To reserve discounted tickets, enter promo code OPEN.

For a full description of all the accessibility features for An Enemy of the People, including information on large print and braille programs, assistive listening devices, accessible seating and further details on our accessible performances, please click here.

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