Enemy of the People

“AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” by Henrik Ibsen, Theatre Ibsen, Norway 1996

Ibsen’s text from 1882: A doctor tells the truth about the poisoned water at the spa. He is beaten to silence. My scenography: The beautiful tourist image of the clean untouched Norway is falling down during the play and exposing some dirty concrete walls. (Several crisis meetings with the actors and the theatre before they agree on building it.) The actor playing the truth-telling doctor is asked by the director to create his character as a psychopath. (The director is beaten down by the actor. The performance is never shown.) Norway 1996.