18 and 19 September: Meet Peer – a braggart, a good-for-nothing, a liar and an egoist
Experience Peer Gynt in a fantastic, French version that transforms the National Theatre’s main stage to an abandoned play ground with a crumbling rollercoaster and a frozen Ferris Wheel.
Peer Gynt is neither a hero nor an anti-hero. He imagines fantasy lives, multiple identities, fables. He dreams of heights, recognition, greatness and power. He doesn’t fight for great ideas but against any restriction or constraint, in a desperate quest for his dreams and the exhilaration which goes with them.
Ibsen’s play takes place over a period of fifty years, between adolescence and old age. Fifty years: time enough to travel to the four corners of the world, trying to answer the fundamental question of looking for yourself.
The set looks like an abandoned fairground, its crumbling roller coaster and its Ferris Wheel frozen in mid-air. It depicts the world as a playground for incompetent Western rulers, the West is like a party which has ended badly. A world seeking to rebuild from its own ruins, a Peer Gynt joyously reinventing himself from the depths of family, national, moral and global failure.
Peer Gynt is produced by CDN de Normandie-Rouen and is part of The Ibsen Festival 2018. Performed in French with English subtitles.
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Tue, September 18, 2018 7:00 PM
Wed, September 19, 2018 6:00 PM
David Bobée's Peer Gynt
- September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018
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