New Muses is pleased to present a new production of Henrik Ibsen’s epic adventure PEER GYNT. Based on classic Norwegian folk tales, Ibsen’s sprawling masterpiece is the story of a man struggling to find purpose in his life as he journeys the world from the wilds of Norway to the deserts of Egypt and home again.
PEER GYNT is presented in two parts, similar to ANGELS IN AMERICA or HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. While enjoyable on their own, the two parts are intended to be seen in order on two separate evenings or, on select dates, in the same day (matinee and evening).
In PART ONE: YOUTH the story follows a young man, Peer, as he creates mischief and mayhem in the villages and fjords around his home. After kidnapping the bride from a local wedding, he runs away into the mountains to find adventure with trolls, reindeer, and mysterious forces. YOUTH is the story of a young man finding the courage to go out and see the world. It is a love story, an adventure, and most of all a journey of discovery.
Twenty years later, in PART TWO: REVENANT, Peer has grown into a successful businessman, until his fortune disappears and he finds himself stranded in the deserts of Africa. He travels the sands meeting thieves, madmen, gorillas, and the Sphinx until finally, years later he embarks on a long voyage home. Back in Norway, Peer meets a world that has changed and moved on without him. As he reaches the end of his own journey he is faced with the legacy of his life, and left to wonder if it was enough. REVENANT ranges from a madcap farce to a melancholy tale of later life.
- Thursday, Apr. 27, 2017
- Location: 508 South 6th Ave #10, Dukesbay Theater in The Merlino Art Center, WA
- Phone: (253) 350-7680
- Price: $15 General Admission, $10 Student, $10 Ibsen Pass (if purchasing tickets for Parts One and Two at the same time)