PHOTO CALL: Peer-less

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Lake Gålå's production of Peer Gynt came to New York City's Delacorte Theater for a special three-performance concert version of the Henrik Ibsen classic, performing for the first time outside of Norway.

Svein Sturla Hungnes — who also starred as the title character — directed a cast of more than 150 in the production, which played at the Central Park stage Oct. 5-7. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ibsen's death, this epic staging — staged annually at Norway's Peer Gynt Festival on Lake Gålå — was performed in English. The Edvard Grieg score was performed by the American Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Timothy Myers, and the production also featured the Peer Gynt Chamber Choir led by Nina Moen.

At Left (From Top): Svein Sturla Hungnes takes his bow; Liv Ullmann attended the performance; Earle Hyman at a pre-show reception for Peer Gynt.

Below: The cast of Peer Gynt, takes their bows at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.

photos by Aubrey Reuben
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