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
A contemporary response to Henrik Ibsen’s classic, directed by 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 ending his odyssey in the embrace of a childhood sweetheart.
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.
Bold storytelling recommended for senior students aged 16+
School Matinee: Thursday 16 March at 11am
2 hours, plus a 20 minute interval
Year levels: 12 – 13 only
Contains frequent use of strong language and sexual references that may offend.
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