This classic play of Ibsen’s, written over 100 years ago,
tells an always relevant story, one especially relevant to issues and struggles of today - as recently highlighted in the New York Times
. It takes place in a small Norwegian town known for its rejuvenating baths. Dr. Stockmann, a town native, discovers that the baths are heavily polluted and hazardous to the health of its visitors. The play displays the struggle he endures in his attempt to bring this truth to the public as politicians, fellow citizens, and even members of his own family do everything they can to stop him. The truth Stockmann reveals, in the end, surprises everyone and it is even more shocking than the potent truth about the baths.