Non-Broadway theater finally got going again in late spring, although as of mid-summer the only Broadway show playing was a Bruce Springsteen concert. None of the new productions I was able to see before my deadline is still playing in September, but some of them are interesting enough that they may be re-mounted again in the future.

I hadn’t set foot in a theater since March 9, 2020, until I presented myself at the Park Avenue Armory on July 1 to see a clever rethinking of Ibsen’s 1882 chestnut The Enemy of the People, rewritten in a contemporary idiom by Robert Icke, an Englishman who has carved out a niche in theater by adapting classic texts such as Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, and...


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