Screen star Victoria Pedretti will join Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild winner Jeremy Strong and Emmy winner Michael Imperioli in the upcoming Broadway revival of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People.
Pedretti, best known for her screen work on The Haunting of Bly Manor and You, will star opposite Strong's Doctor Thomas Stockmann as Petra Stockmann, his eldest daughter who inherits his taste for idealism in the face of communal cynicism.
The production will begin previews February 27, 2024 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Newly adapted by 2023 Tony nominee Amy Herzog, the production will be directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, with opening night set for March 18.
The production is the second Ibsen adaptation of Herzog's to reach the Broadway stage, following her Tony-nominated adaptation of A Doll's House that recently played Broadway's Hudson Theatre starring Jessica Chastain.
Set in a small Norwegian spa town, An Enemy of the People follows the principled Doctor Thomas Stockmann as he attempts to alert the public that the spa’s water is poisoned. The resulting backlash to his revelation, borne out of society's desperation for financial preservation, examines the morality of public outcry and the struggles shouldered by whistleblowers across time. This will be the first production of the work to play Broadway since 2012, when Boyd Gaines led a revival.
An Enemy of the People will feature scenic design by dots, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, production stage management by Rachel Bauder, technical supervision by Juniper Street Productions, and casting by Taylor Williams Casting. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date.