An Enemy of the People
Florian Borchmeyer and director Thomas Ostermeier’s internationally acclaimed production of An Enemy of the People is expected to land on Broadway during the 2017-2018 season.
The production, which began life at Berlin's Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz and has played at venues across the globe including London's Barbican and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, features a new English adaptation by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
An Enemy of the People was last produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club and was staged at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre from September to November 2012. This new production marks the play's 10th Broadway revival.
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, Thomas Ostermeier's production brings Ibsen's dark satire to a boil – and, with help from the people, a solitary whistleblower to his knees.