Melissa Reeves’s adaptation of this play brings it emphatically into the present — updating the period, the idiom, the science and the media culture — but you don’t need to do much to An Enemy of the People to make it come across as alarmingly topical now. Reeves has added two new dimensions to the play. Her version of the idealistic reformer Dr Stockman — in Ibsen, the male head of a traditional 19th-century Norwegian household — is here a woman who is not only fighting city hall but also a male culture of condescending privilege. Anne-Louise Sarks stages all this very well, on a set by Mel Page that neatly reflects the intersection between the personal and public spheres that Dr Stockman has to deal with. Kate Mulvany is wonderful as a Dr Stockman, who only slowly realises that her belief in the truth is more important to her than her personal success in this world of small-town hypocrisy and self-interest. Belvoir, Upstairs Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills. Today, 2pm and 8pm. Tickets: $37-$77. Bookings: (02) 9699 3444 or online. Until November 4. The Feather in the Web Kimberly is a young woman without filters on her speech or her behaviour who meets a young man named Miles and abruptly falls in love with him. Evie May Wonderfully rich performances from Amanda Harrison (pictured below) and Loren Hunter are central to the pleasure — not unalloyed but real nevertheless — given by Hugo Chiarella and Naomi Livingston’s new musical, Evie May. Director Kate Champion draws emotionally complex performances from the impressive cast of six, which is rounded out by Jo Turner, Tim Draxl and Keegan Joyce. Happily, Champion also gets back to her highly distinguished roots as a choreographer. The dances are a knockout. Hayes Theatre. 19 Greenknowe, Avenue, Potts Point. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $55-$65. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online. Until November 10.