Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was ahead of his time. His realistic pieces were shocking and scandalous when he wrote them, but he didn't give a damn. The issues he dealt with then are still relevant today, though it's no longer considered taboo material. It is partially due to Ibsen's contributions that this is so. See Fairfield U's resident production company Theatre Fairfield open its 2012-1013 season with the political drama An Enemy of the People, an exploration of what happens when a doctor discovers his town's water supply is polluted, but instead of being praised he is silenced by local businessmen and politicians. Typical.
An Enemy of the People
Wein Black Box Theatre, The Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, 1074 North Benson Rd., Fairfield. Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Wed.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m. $5-$12. (203) 254-4010, quickcenter.com.