Presented in association with Auckland Arts Festival
Peer Gynt [recycled]
By Eli Kent
7 MAR - 18 MAR 2017 — Comedy
Auckland Theatre Company
3 hours + 10 minutes (including 20 minutes interval)
Frequent use of strong language, partial nudity and adult themes that may offend some patrons
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] will open in March 2017 as our contribution to Auckland Arts Festival.
Preview - 2 Reserves $30 - $57
Premiere - 2 Reserves $30 - $59
Standard - 2 Reserves $30 - $64
Monday 13 February 6:30pm | Auckland Theatre Company studios, Balmoral |FREE
Saturday 18 March 1pm | Villa Maria Gallery, Level 3 ASB Waterfront Theatre | $15 - includes a glass of wine, a tea or coffee, a selection of cafe treats. | Our host speaker will be Simon Wilson, who will be chatting to Peer Gynt [recycled] playwright, Eli Kent.Book Now