Victoria Pedretti, acclaimed for her performances in “The Haunting of Bly Manor” and “You,” is set to make a striking entry into Broadway with her role as Petra Stockmann in the upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic, “An Enemy of the People.” This production, featuring a newly adapted book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog, is directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold. The show is scheduled to start its performances on February 27, 2024, with an official opening night on March 18 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The production will have a limited run of 16 weeks.
Pedretti’s Broadway debut is highly anticipated, especially considering her recent graduation from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in 2017. She quickly gained fame with her breakout role as Nell Crain in the 2018 series “The Haunting of Hill House.” Her portrayal of Love Quinn in “You” and Dani Clayton in “The Haunting of Bly Manor” further established her as a versatile actor. She also appeared in the film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” portraying the real-life Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.
In “An Enemy of the People,” Pedretti will be seen alongside Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winner Jeremy Strong as Dr. Thomas Stockmann, Petra’s father, and Emmy and SAG Award winner Michael Imperioli as Peter Stockmann. The play revolves around a small-town doctor who, upon discovering a catastrophe threatening the lives of the town’s residents, faces opposition and attempts at silencing from those in power.
This production of “An Enemy of the People” is notable for its scenic design by dots, costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Isabella Byrd, and sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman. The production stage management is overseen by Rachel Bauder, with technical supervision by Juniper Street Productions, and casting by Taylor Williams Casting. Additional casting details are to be announced later.
Producers Seaview and Patrick Catullo, along with Plan B (comprising Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner), are leading the production. This revival of Ibsen’s work, adapted by Herzog, marks her second Broadway adaptation following the Tony-nominated adaptation of “A Doll’s House”.