A contemporary response to Henrik Ibsen’s classic.
In a nutshell:
AN EPIC ADVENTURE •
A SEARCH FOR LUST, FAME AND FORTUNE
WRITER ELI KENT
DIRECTOR COLIN MCCOLL
Peer Gynt is a bad boy with big dreams and a lust for life. And women. Banished for seducing a bride on her wedding day, he wanders the world from Arabia to America in search of love, fame and fortune. After a lifetime of exotic encounters and epic adventures real or imagined, he makes his way home, to confront his past.
Wunderkind kiwi playwright and recipient of an ATC Patrons Writers’ Award, Eli Kent features as a central character alongside the charismatic anti-hero for all the thrills and spills of his astonishing life quest. Ibsen’s critique of self-obsession is given a new edge of relevance in this age of social media, where it’s perfectly acceptable to be obsessed with yourself.
Bold, raucous and irreverent, Peer Gynt [recycled] is a wild ride through the life and times of one of literature’s most charming ratbags.
Contains adult themes, sexual references and some use of strong language. Discretion advised.
POST SHOW TALK
Tuesday 14 March
Saturday 18 March, 1.00pm
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