Yes, the Heidi Chronicles always has been held up as a play about women -- which it is. For me, though, it has always also been about looking back, in sadness and in laughter, in order to keep moving forward. Whatever your gender.
In this season of American politics it was especially engaging to witness Ibsen's political engagement of some of the same arguments we are still having in the 21st century -- the tyranny of the majority, and even the morality of trickle-down economics.
How far would you go to do the right thing? What if everyone tried to convince you that it wasn't?
Those are the questions at the center of An Enemy of the People, an Ibsen play brought back to life on Broadway.