Gynt, the Album
Our audience kept commenting on the music and sound for our production. So we made a studio album.
You can download it for free at CD Baby. Or listen to it on Soundcloud. And you won’t regret it. The music, including Grieg arrangements by Eric Parson, and original compositions by Parson and Chris Molla, shows the depth of feeling, and the range of fun, inspired by this epic play.
Peer Gynt Production Video
The videos and official trailer are here!
Watch a 3-minute trailer of the production, or the whole dress rehearsal performance. Videos edited by Lisa Banks.
Peer Gynt Project videos
The gallery show was gorgeous–see the portfolio here and the short film of the opening here.
Ropes triggered a shipwreck; scales were weighed in the ButtonMan room; and the community saw a fraction of the costumes and conceptual artwork that went into the show.
Thanks to Joan Blackmer, Smith Gallery curator, and to Faye Crosby, provost of Cowell College.
This Sunday, April 7, 3-5, we’ll be celebrating the opening of “The Art of Peer Gynt” at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery, at Cowell College, UC Santa Cruz. There will be wine, nibbles, interactive media, and even live performances!
And yeah, it’s free.
More on the gallery exhibition…
The production is now closed, and we move on to our gallery exhibition. Huge thanks to everyone for making our show such a tremendous success. Since the whole run sold out by opening night, we understand not everyone who wanted to see it could get a ticket, but we are beyond grateful for the enthusiasm and support of the community.
The gallery exhibition will showcase our design work, media, and thought behind the production, so do come take a peek at the inner workings of Gyntiana…
The show is sold out, BUT there are several seats on reserve each day. Call the box office at noon the day you want to go and grab those tickets.
UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159)
Come prepared to take a 2-minute walk between Parts I and II–rain or shine–as we move from the Experimental Theater to the Digital Arts Center.
The final scene begins around 9:20 in the Dark Lab Theater–do not miss it!
Follow this link to buy tickets online.
To buy tickets in person or by phone, contact UCSC Ticket Office (831-459-2159) or the Santa Cruz Civic box office (831-420-5260).
Talkbacks after the show: Saturday, 3/2 and Thursday, 3/7. They will start near 10:00pm.
Peer Gynt at the SF Symphony
The SF Symphony is putting on selections from “Peer Gynt” January 17, 18, 19, including music by Grieg and staged scenes from the play!
The talented James Darrah directs, with Michael Tilson Thomas at the helm of the music. Even better, our dear friend Jessie Merlin is appearing as the Troll King!
Field trip, everybody.
Team Gynt in Norway
Here’s a lovely write-up of our field trip to Norway, featured on the UCSC Arts Division website!
Peer Gynt: Adventurer, Fraud, Poet, and Truth-Seeker
An excellent essay on Peer Gynt’s character, full of contradictions and energy. Written by the leading Ibsen expert in Norway, the inimitable Vigdis Ystad.
Peer Gynt at Gålå Review
A review of the production we saw in Norway (reviewed by Benedikte Berntzen). The production takes place on a mountain lake every year in the Gudbrands Valley, where the historical Peer Gynt lived.