May 27 - June 18

Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

Synopsis: Jon Gynt left his wife and son, Peer, nothing. With nothing to lose, Peer grows into a young man with nothing to contribute, though he boasts and jokes constantly. His mother chides him for ruining his chances with Ingrid, who is getting married that day. At the wedding, Peer meets, falls in love with, and dances with Solveig, another young maiden. Fully aware of Peer’s reputation, Solveig’s father drives Peer from town for attempting to kidnap his daughter. In exile, Peer meets some dairy maids who give him liquor and tell him of the Troll King. Peer passes out and in a vision(?) meets the Troll King, who shows him a woman in green who is pregnant by Peer’s imagination. From the trolls Peer learns selfishness. He goes on to meet the Boyg, a voice in the darkness, from whom Peer learns listlessness. Peer builds a small cottage and is joined by Solveig, who has left her life behind to be with Peer. The woman in green then appears and has cursed Peer into seeing her whenever he looks at Solveig. He then leaves.

Peer returns home just as his mother dies. He then travels to Egypt and Morocco before becoming emperor of a mad house. Years pass and an old Peer heads home, but is shipwrecked, reuniting him with the Troll King who tells Peer he has been more troll than man. Peer is asked by a button maker to account for his life. Unable to do so, Peer returns to Solveig and begs her forgiveness. She offers him none as he has lived no life so has committed no sin. Peer collapses into Solveig and visions of his mother, perhaps dead.

The Argument: This play is dedicated to the homes we take for granted. Not necessarily a place, but the people we know will forgive us and be there for us, no matter how far we have strayed.

05/28/2022 8:00 PM

Door Time: 7:30 PM

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Ticket on Sale May 1, 2022

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Synopsis: Jon Gynt left his wife and son, Peer, nothing. With nothing to lose, Peer grows into a young man with nothing to contribute, though he boasts and jokes constantly. His mother chides him for ruining his chances with Ingrid, who is getting married that day. At the wedding, Peer meets, falls in love with, and dances with Solveig, another young maiden. Fully aware of Peer’s reputation, Solveig’s father drives Peer from town for attempting to kidnap his daughter. In exile, Peer meets some dairy maids who give him liquor and tell him of the Troll King. Peer passes out and in a vision(?) meets the Troll King, who shows him a woman in green who is pregnant by Peer’s imagination. From the trolls Peer learns selfishness. He goes on to meet the Boyg, a voice in the darkness, from whom Peer learns listlessness. Peer builds a small cottage and is joined by Solveig, who has left her life behind to be with Peer. The woman in green then appears and has cursed Peer into seeing her whenever he looks at Solveig. He then leaves.

Peer returns home just as his mother dies. He then travels to Egypt and Morocco before becoming emperor of a mad house. Years pass and an old Peer heads home, but is shipwrecked, reuniting him with the Troll King who tells Peer he has been more troll than man. Peer is asked by a button maker to account for his life. Unable to do so, Peer returns to Solveig and begs her forgiveness. She offers him none as he has lived no life so has committed no sin. Peer collapses into Solveig and visions of his mother, perhaps dead.

The Argument: This play is dedicated to the homes we take for granted. Not necessarily a place, but the people we know will forgive us and be there for us, no matter how far we have strayed.