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4 Star Starred
Manhattan Theatre Club - Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Between Broadway & 8th Ave. 261 West 47th Street New York, NY 10036
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"An Enemy of the People"
27 ratings
4.3 average rating
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20 reviews
21 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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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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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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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.