|Further Information||The Rensselaer Orchestra, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, will present a semi-staged version of Peer Gynt, the 1867 play written by Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen with music composed by Edvard Grieg.
The production will draw on the style of semi-staged orchestral-dramatic performances developed by New York production group Giants Are Small.
During the performance, a narrator will lead the audience through the sometimes bizarre twists in Ibsen’s narrative, while six puppeteers, or “acting stage hands,” will manipulate props and scenery, sometimes with live video projection, to bring to life the characters and situations in the play.
Joining the orchestra for the performance will be the Rensselaer Concert Choir, members of the Instrumental Fellows ensemble, members of the student theater group The RPI Players, and soprano Kimberley Osburn. The production also will feature the work of students in the Sculpture II class of Jefferson Kielwagen, who is a lecturer in the Department of the Arts.|