Enemy of the People
By Schaubühne Berlin (Germany) Southeast Asia Premiere
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11 & 12 May,
Fri & Sat, 8pm

Esplanade Theatre

(2h 30m, no intermission)


$35*, $60*, $80

*Limited concessions available for students, NSFs and seniors
Limited student tickets at $10


Performed in German with English surtitles

Rating to be advised. Note: Audiences seated in the first three rows may get splashed with water soluble paints. A protective sheet will be provided.

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Celebrated German director Thomas Ostermeier takes on Ibsen’s 19th century play in a riotous stage production.

Bringing his signature aesthetic and gritty realism to a Southeast Asia stage for the first time, the internationally renowned theatre director gives a modern update to Henrik Ibsen’s still topical story of one man’s crusade to tell the truth at all costs. In between a rock band rehearsal, hipster costumes, riffs from David Bowie, and an electrifying climax where the audience is called upon to participate in rowdy debate, the remarkable production boldly tackles very contemporary dilemmas that seem to have added resonance six years on.

Adapted from Ibsen’s original play by playwright Florian Borchmeyer, Enemy of the People follows the messianic journey of a Dr Stockmann who discovers that the drinking water in his spa town is contaminated by industrial waste, and the persecution he faces when his exposé becomes inconvenient to the tourism the town depends on.

Since its debut in Berlin in 2012, Enemy of the People played to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike in Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Melbourne and Seoul, just to name a few cities. There is no reason why audiences in Southeast Asia will be an exception.

REVIEWS & PRESS


“Ostermeier is the most important theater director of his generation.” - New Republic 

“This take on Ibsen is the next best thing to a classic” - The Globe and Mail 

“It is a show where the perspicacity of its original author has never seemed starker” - The Telegraph 

“Ibsen’s drama scales new heights of excitement and fascination”  - The Guardian


Creative Team


Director - Thomas Ostermeier
Stage Design - Jan Pappelbaum
Costume Design - Nina Wetzel
Music - Malte Beckenbach, Daniel Freitag
Light Design - Eric Schneider
Wall Paintings - Katharina Ziemke

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