Robert Bly has provided the adaptation for the classic Henrik Ibsen work, which will be directed by Tim Carroll. Production dates are Jan. 12-March 2, 2008, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage with an official opening Jan. 18. "He is arrogant, manipulative, and dishonest, yet we can't take our eyes off him," press notes state. "He is Peer Gynt. A timeless and rarely-produced masterpiece, with a newly commissioned translation by prolific poet and Minnesota native Robert Bly. Bold, raucous and satirically funny, this charming fantasy play captures the misadventures of the charismatic Peer Gynt on a journey to find his place in the world."
The Guthrie is located at 818 South 2nd Street (at Chicago Avenue) in downtown Minneapolis. For tickets call (877) 44 STAGE or visit www.guthrietheater.org.