The Department of Theater and Dance is proud to present a contemporary adaptation of Peer Gynt, an early play by the renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is directed by Assistant Professor Yagil Eliraz and written by Eliraz, Joshua Wren '14 and the company.
This play is a phantasmagorical journey that spans over the lifetime of Peer, a young, dreamy and ambitious man who sets out on a quest to find his true self. From the mountains of Norway to the desert of Egypt, from encountering trolls, to riding a moose, to sailing across the ocean, the audience accompanies Peer on his adventurous journey. Peer wants to fulfill himself, find his self and define who he really is while remaining loyal only to his desires and goals. Peer is the personification of our age—one in which individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity, camaraderie and social consciousness. By joining his journey around the world, we ask ourselves, What is the cost of the obsessive search after our true Self?
Tickets are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended; call (413) 542-2277.