Who’s afraid of Ibsen? Theatre evening with Peer Gynt

The Scandinavian House in Brno in cooperation with Studio Marta put on the stage Henrik Ibsen’s play Peer Gynt as a part of the Nordic Theatre Evenings project. An introduction by theatrologist Karolína Stehlíková will take place before the play, a moderated debate will follow after the performance – Karolína Stehlíková will be joined by dramaturgist Vojtěch Balcar. Moderated by Barbara Gregorová.

The graduate performance of JAMU students embarked on a daring adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Peer Gynt. A theatrical roadmovie of a young man who is constantly on the run, both from himself and from his responsibility for others. He can run away into a world of illusions and lies for as long as he wants, but he will still eventually return to where he came from. But home is not the same as it used to be. The egoist, the whoremonger, the billionaire, the visionary, the arms dealer, the human trafficker, the troll king, the ruler of the world… Avoiding complications – not compromising – going over dead bodies. Self-made man! Peer Gynt is all of this, just not himself. Who is he, then?

Show length: 3 hours

The debate will start right after the end of the show in the theatre hall and last about half an hour.

The entrance to the debate is a part of the ticket for the whole play.

The show, the introduction and the debate will be in Czech, only.

More information about the performance and tickets can be found on the theatre’s website.

Photo: Jan Šmach

Theatre Evenings or Who is afraid of…?

In cooperation with selected theatres introducing texts of Scandinavian authors, the Scandinavian House has launched a series of Nordic Theatre Evenings. We would like the audience to get a deeper insight into the Scandinavian drama, that might not be as popular as the Nordic crime fiction, but can become similarly addictive. Do not be afraid to start tracking the Nordic theatre in the Czech Republic! Unusual horizons and views of the Nordic landscape guaranteed. No need for skis.

The events are organised as commented theatre performances and consist of e. g. a lecturer’s introduction before the performance or a discussion of a various kind, for example sharing of impressions of the play. The introduction provides information about the author, the performed text and a broader context of the piece, or can even familiarise the audience with the performing tradition of more famous, repeatedly staged dramatic texts. After the performance, there is an opportunity to discuss it together. The Theatre Evenings take place in different Prague and Brno theatres 2-4 times a year, depending on the current programmes.

The events are organized with the financial support of statutory town Brno, Prague City Hall and the Ministry of Culture in the Czech Republic.