Peer Gynt

Play by Henrik Ibsen, new translation by Jon Fosse

Premiered on February 19, 2005 at Det Norske Teatret, Oslo, Norway

Performed in New Norwegian (Nynorsk).

There is no way in hell to stage “Peer Gynt” in a way that would make Ibsen’s monumental epic drama accessible to anyone who didn’t grow up on the fabulous legend of this Norwegian folk hero. But there is a way to stage it beautifully, and that Robert Wilson does, in a sumptuous four-hour banquet of music, dance, theater and spectacle that is absolutely ravishing.
— Marilyn Stasio in Variety, April 12, 2006