The InPlayers Presents

An Enemy of the People

by Henrik Ibsen

29 November - 1 December 8.00pm
2 December 3.00pm

 Performed at het Polanentheater, Polanenstraat 174, Amsterdam



About the play

The town has built a huge bathing complex that is crucial to the town's economy. Dr. Stockmann has just discovered that the baths' drainage system is seriously contaminated. The Doctor alerts several members of the community, including the press, and receives generous support and thanks for making this discovery in time to save the town. The next morning, however, the Doctor’s sibling, who is the town's mayor, say that the Doctor must retract the statements, for the necessary repairs would be too expensive; additionally, the mayor is not convinced by Dr. Stockmann's findings. The siblings have a fierce argument, but Dr. Stockmann hopes that at least Hovstad's newspaper will support. However, the mayor convinces Hovstad and Aslaksen to oppose Dr. Stockmann. The doctor holds a town meeting to give a lecture on the baths, but Aslaksen and the mayor try to keep from speaking. Dr. Stockmann then begins a long tirade condemning the foundations of the town and the tyranny of the majority. The audience finds the speech incredibly offensive, and the next morning the doctor's home is vandalized and he and his family are ostracized. But the Doctor will continue his fight even if he has to stand alone.  


At the door: €18  |  Online (see below) : €15  |  Members/Students/CJP/Seniors: €12
Students and groups (10+): €10. Please email us for group tickets

If you are not at the theater by 7:45, we reserve the right to sell your spot to another patron.




DIRECTOR Rocky Hopson