»Peer, you're lying!« Ibsen's dramatic poem about the dreamer and fantasist Peer Gynt begins with a tale of a breakneck ride on a reindeer. With such lies and stories he has endeavoured to escape reality all of his life. Driven by youthful curiosity, Gynt moves into the distance and embarks on a long hike. A journey that takes us from adolescence to almost death. A Nordic epic. His journey ends where it started, at the door of his childhood sweetheart, Solveig. As an aged man, who is close to death, he realises that it is impossible for him to grasp his own essence, his innermost being. And the question remains, »What does it mean to 'be yourself'?« With »Peer Gynt« Henrik Ibsen developed the drama of modern man in 1867. It questions the possibilities of human self-knowledge in a formula which is valid for today's society.
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premiere 18th mai 2019