Peer Gynt

Photos by Takudzwa Tapfuma '17 and Maria Stenzel

Peer Gynt: A Contemporary Adaptation

Theater and Dance presented a contemporary adaptation of Henrick Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, Nov. 9–11 in Kirby Theater. Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Yagil Eliraz and performed by Amherst and Five College students, Peer Gynt spans the lifetime of the eponymous Peer, who Eliraz describes as the “personification of our time,” in which “individualism often comes at the expense of solidarity and social consciousness.” Ultimately, Peer’s journey is a selfish one with an trenchant moral: good people are good to others.

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College

Peer Gynt production at Amherst College