An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen will be presented on Broadway in the 2017-2018 season at a theater to be announced. The acclaimed version by Florian Borchmeyer &Thomas Ostermeier will have a new English adaptation by MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
An Enemy of the People - A battle rages in the city. The drinking water is contaminated but – never mind the opinion of a local expert – there’s a tourism industry to protect. Factions form: to tell or not to tell? Studded with contemporary music references, Ostermeier’s production brings Ibsen’s dark satire to a boil – and, with help from the people, a solitary whistleblower to his knees.
In his five star review for the Barbican Centre engagement, Michael Billington of The Guardian said “Thomas Ostermeier’s stimulating production brings Ibsen’s play into our world. What is fascinating is the way the play has gained new traction in today’s discontented world: this is the fourth revival I’ve seen in the past six years, and the most urgent. Ostermeier also reveals the desire for radical change simmering under the surface of our well-ordered society and involves the audience to thrilling effect as Ibsen’s drama scales new heights of excitement and fascination.”