Nine Years Theatre (NYT) presents an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's iconic play An Enemy of the People, which depicts one man's struggle to hold onto his beliefs against the benefits of the majority - or, depending on how you look at it, a society's collective rejection of a person's misconstrued self-righteousness. When Dr Stockmann, a popular figure in his coastal town in Norway, discovers that water in the newly developed public baths under his charge have been contaminated by industrial waste, he alerts the authorities to this to prevent more people from getting ill. However, he encounters resistance from his brother, the town's mayor, because of the astronomical costs involved in repairing the baths.

Created by the company's ensemble of actors under its NYT Ensemble Project and directed by Nelson Chia, this powerful and thought-provoking production returns to the charm of storytelling by the use of an intimate setting with minimalistic design.

Translated, adapted and directed by Nelson Chia
Written by Henrik Ibsen

Lighting design by Dorothy Png

NYT Ensemble Project --
Mia Chee
Hang Qian Chou
Neo Hai Bin
Rei Poh
Jean Toh

This marks the debut performance by the NYT Ensemble Project, a developmental platform of Nine Years Theatre. NYT Ensemble Project is an attempt to build a company of actors who train and create together over an extended period of time. Its main activities are divided into: regular training, creation and performance. The ultimate aim of the project is to develop a sustainable group of company actors that accumulates its strengths through the ensemble environment to create works that are grounded and organic.

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© Nine Years Theatre
Translated, adapted and directed by Nelson Chia

An M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2014 Commission.
Performed in Mandarin, with English surtitles.

Date and time
8 Jan - 11 Jan 2014
Wed - Sat: 8pm
Sat: 3pm

Gallery Theatre, National Museum of Singapore.
An adaptation of
An Enemy of the People
by Henrik Ibsen