An enemy of the people
PRODUCED BY AKERSHUS TEATER - TOURING SHOW - REGI BO ANDERS SUNSTED - KOREOGRAFI SØLVI EDVARDSEN
This play is Ibsens comment on the envir-onment and freedom of expression. This production of An enemy of the people lifts Ibsen into our own time without compromising the plays core. It’s presented in a formal language with strong elements of choreography and music.
An enemy of the people is in many ways more relevant today than when it was written in 1882. The cost to take care of the environment, whistleblowers, and the battles for social and political power are the ingredients in this increasingly important battle for the environment and society .
Ibsens Dr. Stockmann wants to save society from its doom. Its poisoned bath water eventually becomes a metaphor for a society that is not willing to pay the price for the truth and the welfare of its citizens.
Ibsen himself stated that he, with this piece, was not sure which genre the text belonged. Was it a comedy or a tragedy? What is certain is that An enemy of the people has both traits of comedy and tragedy. Above all, it entertains and challenges in equal measure.