New Muses Theatre Company presents
Thu, Apr 27 - Sun, May 21, 2017
New Muses is pleased to present a new production of Henrik Ibsens epic adventure PEER GYNT. Based on classic Norwegian folk tales, Ibsens 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.
PEER GYNT is presented in two parts, similar to ANGELS IN AMERICA or HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. While enjoyable on their own, the two parts are intended to be seen in order on two separate evenings or, on select dates, in the same day (matinee and evening).
Special Discount: See both parts of PEER GYNT ($30 value) for $20 when you buy Parts One and Two at the same time.
In PART ONE: YOUTH the story 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. YOUTH is the story of a young man finding the courage to go out and see the world. It is a love story, an adventure, and most of all a journey of discovery.
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 deserts of Africa. 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. REVENANT ranges from a madcap farce to a melancholy tale of later life.
PEER GYNT is presented in a new adaptation from managing artistic director Niclas Olson who also directs. The cast includes Alex Gust, Austin Matteson, Eric Cuestas-Thompson, Emily Robinson, Katelyn Hoffman, and Melanie Schaffer, who portray over 50 characters, along with Olson in the title role.
by Henrik Ibsen
Adapted and Directed by Niclas Olson
April 27-May 21, 2017
Dukesbay Theater, Tacoma
Thurs. April 27 at 8:00 - Youth
Fri, April 28 at 8:00 - Youth
Sat, April 29 as 8:00 - Revenant
Sun, April 30 at 2:00 - Youth
Thurs, May 4 at 8:00 - Youth
Fri, May 5 at 8:00 - Revenant
Sat, May 6 at 8:00 - Youth
Sun, May 7 at 2:00 - Revenant
Thurs, May 11 at 8:00 - Revenant
Fri, May 12 at 8:00 - Youth
Sat, May 13 at 8:00 - Revenant
Sun, May 14 at 2:00 - Youth
Sun, May 14 at 7:00 - Revenant
Thurs, May 18 at 8:00 - Revenant
Fri, May 19 at 8:00 - Youth
Sat, May 20 at 8:00 - Revenant
Sun, May 21 at 2:00 - Youth
Sun, May 21 at 7:00 - Revenant
All performances will be at the Dukesbay Theater, located in the Merlino Art Center at 508 6th Ave in Tacoma. Seating is limited and advanced purchase is highly recommended.