AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

By Henrik Ibsen
Adapted by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed by Doug Hughes

The Samuel J. Friedman Theater (Broadway)
Produced by Manhattan Theater Club
Opening Night: September 29th, 2012

Sets by John Lee Beatty
Costumes by Catherine Zuber
Music and Sound by David Van Tieghem

Photos by Joan Marcus

“‘Every single exclamation mark stays,’ says the riled-up Dr. Thomas Stockmann in the new Broadway staging of ‘An Enemy of the People,’ Ibsen’s 1882 drama about a man’s lonely battle for truth against the arrayed forces of a society bent on self-protection. ‘If in doubt,’ he continues, ‘add more.’

The good doctor’s fiery admonition might stand as the epigraph for this high-intensity, high-volume production, which opened on Thursday night at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, presented by Manhattan Theater Club. As directed by Doug Hughes, with a fervent Boyd Gaines in the role of the embattled Dr. Stockmann and a silky-sinister Richard Thomas as his brother and staunch foe, Ibsen’s potent play reaches a rapid boil in the seething confrontation between the brothers that concludes the first act. It rarely simmers down for the rest of the evening.” 

– Charles Isherwood, New York Times

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