by Henrik Ibsen
in a new version by Niclas Olson
Based on classic Norwegian folk tales, Ibsen’s sprawling masterpiece is the story of a man struggling to find purpose in life as he journeys the world from the wilds of Norway to the deserts of Egypt and home again. This new version of the play has been adapted by playwright Niclas Olson to be performed and experienced in two parts. "Part One: Youth" 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. 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 African desert. 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 the woman he left behind. (4M, 3W, doubling)
PEER GYNT: YOUTH had its world premiere on April 27, 2017 at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma, in a production by New Muses Theatre Company. It was directed and designed by Niclas Olson. Sound was by Bethany Bevier. Wigs were by Eric Cuestas-Thompson. Music was by Edvard Grieg. The board operators were Erinne Kellogg and Bethany Bevier.
PEER GYNT: Niclas Olson
AASE: Emily Lott Robinson
ASLAK THE SMITH: Alex Gust
MADS MOEN: Austin Matteson
WOMAN IN GREEN: Melanie Schaffer
THE DOVRE KING: Eric Cuestas-Thompson
SOLVEIG: Katelyn Hoffman
Additional roles were played by members of the company
PEER GYNT: REVENANT had its world premiere on April 29, 2017 at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma, in a production by New Muses Theatre Company. The cast and production team were the same.