||Ibsen: Peer Gynt
Premiere: IBSEN: PEER GYNT Sophiensaele Berlin - 3./4. und 5. September 2015, 20 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT FAST FORWARD, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Haus Drei - 21. und 22. November.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT Theaterhaus Hildesheim - 26./27. und 28. November, 20 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT Münchner Kammerspiele - 12. und 13. Januar, 20 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT Pavillon Hannover - 29. und 30. Januar, 19.30 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT LOT-Theater Braunschweig - 26. und 27. Februar, 20 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT Schwankhalle Bremen - 11. und 12. März, 20 Uhr.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL BERLIN, Sophiensaele Berlin - 27. und 28. Mai.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT IBSENFESTIVAL, Nationaltheatret Oslo - 15. und 16. September.
IBSEN: PEER GYNT IBSEN: EINE TRILOGIE, Studiobühne Köln, 21. November.|
|Venue||Lot-Theater, Kaffeetwete 4, Braunschweig, Germany|
|First Date||26th February 2016|
|Opening Night||3rd September 2015|
|Last Date||27th February 2016|
|Further Information||Ibsen: Peer Gynt is the third part of Markus&Markus' Ibsen trilogy. Ibsen: John Gabriel Borkman is part one, and Ibsen: Gespenster is part two.
A co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden, LOT Braunschweig and SOPHIENSAELE.
Peer Gynt as a dementia patient in a wild and radical version of Ibsen’s classic.
Ibsen broke taboos. He looked into living rooms and developed dramas from real situations. He managed to use individuals as inspiration for his plays. But is it possible to turn this principle upside down: To find individuals, whose problems have been described in the play, who cope with today's conflicts and prejudices?
In the radical theater collective Markus&Markus’s version of Ibsen‘s classic, Peer Gynt is Herbert – an old man and dementia patient. A man who brings us to the boundaries of reality and fiction, who attacks our version of reality, develops theories on language and has fantastic insights.
Someone who‘s no longer able to grasp reality or communicate properly, like dementia patients, are often at risk of being expelled from human society. Some philosophers even deny that dementia patients have person status. But Markus&Markus knows that reality is a flexible construct. They have trusted their Peer and followed him into his world. They have walked along with him, along a road with no walls, no boundaries and with no looking back.
The button-moulder wants to re-mould Peer's soul into a grotesque lead figurine. He can prevent this fate only by proving that throughout his life he was truly himself. But what is one's true self? And what is true when a person is no longer able to define themselves anymore?|