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3 Star Starred
Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Between Broadway & 8th Ave. 261 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
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4.3 average rating
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20 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 03 2012

Thoroughly enjoyede. Critics claimed it was a little hysterical but acting was totally within dramatic plausiblity.

Quintessential Ibsen. Loved it.! Very good seats.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 26 2012

As usual, Goldstar came through with excellent seats. Fifth row center. The plot of Enemy of the People is very timely, involving whistleblowing, politics, and the role of money in politics. The plot is not Ibsen's best, and a bit creaky, but...continued

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14 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 21 2012

This new version of the classic Ibsen play is very fast paced, coming in at only two hours. Boyd Gaines gives a marvelous performance as a doctor who exposes pollution in the water of a resort town only to be rejected by everyone from his brother...continued

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Watch a video trailer with the cast and creative team of An Enemy of the People.


In this fast-paced, two-hour thriller, Dr. Thomas Stockmann (Boyd Gaines) discovers a toxic secret that threatens the health of his entire community. The doctor expects to be hailed as a hero, but his brother, Mayor Peter Stockmann (Richard Thomas), believes the information will destroy the town, forcing the men into a passionate confrontation of political will and personal ethics.

Tony winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, The Royal Family, The Whipping Man) returns to Manhattan Theatre Club to direct an exceptional ensemble cast that also includes Maïté Alina, Gerry Bamman, Kathleen McNenny, Randall Newsome, John Procaccino, Michael Siberry and James Waterston.

About the Ticket Supplier: Manhattan Theatre Club - Broadway Inbound

Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Lynne Meadow and Executive Producer Barry Grove, Manhattan Theatre Club has grown in three decades from a prolific Off-Off Broadway showcase into one of the country's most acclaimed theatre organizations.

Founded in 1970, MTC now includes a subscriber base of 20,000 and produces on Broadway in the recently restored Biltmore Theatre on West 47th Street and at the historic New York City Center complex on West 55th Street. Each season is distinguished by the variety of the repertoire. In 2008, MTC's Biltmore Theatre was re-named the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre after the pioneering Broadway publicist.

MTC is committed to bringing theatre to the widest possible audience. Initiatives which enable MTC's work to reach an ever-growing range of theatergoers include moving successful plays originally produced at MTC's New York City Center home to larger Broadway or Off-Broadway venues for an extended run; originating certain productions in larger venues; collaborating with leading regional theatres to bring major new American plays to New York; and bringing student and family audiences to our theatres through the ambitious Education program.