By Henrik Ibsen
Translated and Adapted by Errol Dubach
Directed by Chris Johnson
Music by Cuinn Joesph
Part of Royal MTC's IbsenFest
7:30 pm January 23-26, 29-February 2
2pm January 27
Talk back follows January 29 performance
John J. Conklin Theatre
Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall
Tickets: $20, $15 Alumni/Arts Workers, $10 Students
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 360 University College.
For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.
Peer Gynt is the quintessential comic hero, living life with gusto and spinning tall tales, and going through a series of outrageous adventures. Somehow, bounces back, and skips merrily on his way, no matter how bad the odds or perilous the circumstances.† But is that enough?† While Peer is the ultimate bad boy, an irresponsible rogue who always manages to escape consequences, Ibsen's poet hero is nonetheless on a quest in search of the Self, just one step ahead of the Button Moulder who intends to melt down his soul.
Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian playwright who, most famously wrote, A Dollís House. The Black Hole company is using a new translation and version of the play by Errol Durbach, Professor Emeritus at the University of BC, whose approach to the play is bold, sprightly, and just a bit naughty.
Chris Johnson taught Theatre at the University of Manitoba for 35 years, was Co-ordinator of the Theatre Program for 25 years, and was the Artistic Director of the Black Hole Theatre Company.† He has directed or co-directed 36 productions for the University.