Henrik Ibsen, playwright
Jason King Jones, director
Ibsen's epic drama explores an anti-hero's odyssey to define himself in the modern world. A 19th century blend of allegory, psychodrama and fairy tale is brought into the 21st century through this 90-minute adaptation. Ibsen's definitive work of poetic genius, Peer Gynt boldly investigates the dangers of absolute self-fulfillment, the struggles of sacrifice, and the endless pursuit to find meaning in an uncertain world.
Running time: 90 minutes, with no intermission
“Not really an anti-hero in the traditional “leather-wearing, shotgun-toting, tough-quip-saying, girl-getting-via-rakishness” kind of way, Gynt is more a “reputation-ruining, bride-stealing, Mountain-King-hall-entering, surreal-hallucination-having” kind of anti-hero.” – Sean Clancy, Dig Boston, 2011