Classic Stage Company presents a streamlined version of Henrik Ibsen's epic play about the misadventures of a farm boy. Adapted and directed by John Doyle and starring Tony winner Gabriel Ebert. More…
Watch as young Peer evolves from childhood renegade to outcast, adventurer, industrialist, and provocateur, as he searches for a life that will live up to his impossible and irrepressible expectations.
See it if you're familiar w/Ibsen's towering epic & want to see his rarely-revived play, albeit heavily abridged; you want to see a nice perf by Ebert
Don't see it if you're frustrated w/John Doyle stripping down every revival to within an inch of the show's life. A few sets/props/costumes would help here.
See it if you wish to see a Tour de Force by Gabriel Ebert, A clever reduction in time from the 5 hour original by new man Doyle.Great 4 sided seating
Don't see it if you cannot handle almost two hours without an intermission
See it if You want to see Gabriel Ebert handle a lengthy, lengthy role; are a super-fan of Ibsen & unfamiliar with Gynt
Don't see it if You can't stand shows with fairy tale characters or with lengthy monologues, hard to tell who the characters are, pointless shows
See it if You want to see Gabriel Ebert give it all up for this part. His physicality is intricately woven into his role as Peer. To see a GREAT cast
Don't see it if U expect the action to unfold like Ibsen wrote it. U want cute little costumed trolls and dreamy music. Are not familiar with John Doyle.
See it if you're looking for a show with innovative staging. Gabriel Ebert is mesmerizing.
Don't see it if you can't sit through 2 hours without an intermission or if you aren't familiar with the plot.
See it if You absolutely need to see Peer Gynt and don't think you'll live long enough to see another production.
Don't see it if You don't want to see a great Ibsen play and a talented cast utterly ruined by a talentless hack of a director. Felt like an endless 2 hrs.
See it if You don't care what a director does to misinterpret Ibsen and you can tolerate staging you have seen before.
Don't see it if You expect the original intentions and poetr of the author to be evident SOMEWHERE. Felt sorry for the actors - who are very good.
See it if You're an Ibsen completist because I don't see why this play is ever performed. Or a fan of Ebert since he's on stage nearly the whole time.
Don't see it if You value any semblance of storytelling or sense of coherence.
See it if you want to see a surprisingly absorbing piece with innovation in character and staging, even if at the cost of plot coherence.
Don't see it if you need to be able to follow everything from A to Z and have no patience for some artistic indulgences.
See it if you want to attend a rarely staged existential fantasy by Ibsen, one of the fathers realistic theatre. An epic tale minimally in the round.
Don't see it if a two hour glorified monologue that feels more like Brecht will have you spending more time looking at your watch than the stage.
See it if like experimental theater, bare bones productions, psychological drama
Don't see it if don't want to be challenged, want a lavish production, like linear story telling
See it if You don't mind your Ibsen truncated (severely) and thus lacking in context. Gabriel Ebert is excellent. A couple of scenes were riveting.
Don't see it if It's almost 2 hours without an intermission- would have been better to keep more text and have a break. Very hard to follow what's happening
See it if you are familiar with the ibsen story so you can follow the plot. (at least read the wiki)
Don't see it if you are unfamiliar with the story or dont want to read about it before. You may be confused.
See it if you love John Doyle's minimalist style with all actors also being the audience; you like random philosophical musings
Don't see it if you like Ibsen as "The Father of realism"; this is a larger-than-life story that moves between realistic and surreal scenes.
See it if a dynamic rock score and sprawling travelogue carries you away
Don't see it if overlong and repetitious themes. some excellent songs and sharp scenes, others just tedious
See it if you're misogynistic. Some of the staging reminded me of the commercial for American Psycho. Ibsen is turning over in his grave.
Don't see it if you don't like ego-centered, amoral men. Aase is his mother. I know this because I read the play; It is not noted in this production.
See it if You want to see a powerful performance from Gabriel Ebert and don't mind a 2 hour show without an intermission.
Don't see it if You are looking for a truly great night. It was just an "all right" play, but it was a but confusing.
See it if you're interested in classics made accessible. Solid performances, especially from Gabriel Ebert. Surprisingly funny and easy to follow.
Don't see it if you hate nonlinear storytelling and sparse staging. You don't like allegories about the self and morality/religion. Refreshed, not new.
See it if Ibsen's bildungsroman of every man Peer and his desire for greatness will show you the folly of expectations. G. Ebert fills the empty space
Don't see it if Radio play theater lacks the pageantry you desire from a show. The first rate cast is too often sitting on the side watching Peer narrate.