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Schaubühne

An Enemy of the People

October 12–13, 2018

by Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Thomas Ostermeier
In a version by Florian Borchmeyer


Berlin's Schaubühne theater presents a radically revised adaptation of An Enemy of the People, Ibsen's potent 1882 drama about individual and social responsibility. The story of a whistleblower in a small town whose efforts to speak truth to power are shut down by his self-interested neighbors, the play both implicates and exhilarates its audience in a conversation about the perils of democratic capitalism. Directed by Thomas Ostermeier, for decades a leading creative voice and provocateur in European theater, the production has received strong reactions from audiences and critics alike, largely because of its controversial handling of the play's climactic scene.

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Pictured: Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.
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Pictured: Schaubühne performs An Enemy of the People Friday–Saturday, October 12–13, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.
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