Photo Flash: 'Peer Gynt' at The Guthrie

January 14
10:46 PM 2008

The Guthrie presents Peer Gynt, translated and adapted by Robert Bly from the original by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Tim Carroll, performances run through March 2, 2008 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

"Peer Gynt is arrogant, manipulative, and dishonest, yet we can't take our eyes off him. This timeless fantasy captures the misadventures of its charismatic central character on a journey to find his proper place in the world. Henrik Ibsen's rarely-produced masterpiece comes alive at the Guthrie in a newly-commissioned translation by prolific poet and Minnesota native Robert Bly," explain press notes.

Mark Rylance stars in this world premiere adaptation, which features a 19-member ensemble cast including many familiar Guthrie faces. Set and costume design by Laura Hopkins, lighting design by Stan Pressner.

Currently in previews, Peer Gynt opens January 18 and plays through March 2, 2008. Tickets are priced from $24 to $69 and are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612-377-2224, toll-free 877-44-STAGE and online at

Photos by Michal Daniel

Mark Rylance as Peer Gynt

Jim Lichtscheidl as the Button Moulder

Mark Rylance and Richard Ooms as the Skinny Devil

Isabell Monk O'Connor as Asa and Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance and Isabell Monk O'Connor

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance with members of the cast, in the Guthrie production of Peer Gynt

Miriam Silverman as Solveig and Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance and Catherine Johnson Justice as Ingrid

Tracey Maloney as the Troll Princess and Mark Rylance

Tracey Maloney and Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance with Jim Lichtscheidl and Tyson Forbes as Trolls

Mark Rylance with Michelle O'Neill, Tyson Forbes, Bill McCallum and Jim Lichtscheidl as Trolls

Mark Rylance with Jim Lichtscheidl, Jonas Goslow, Tyson Forbes and Richard Ooms

Mark Rylance, Miriam Silverman, with Jonas Goslow, Jim Lichtscheidl and Richard Ooms

Maha Chehlaoui as Anitra and Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance and Bill McCallum as the Head of the Asylum

Mark Rylance with members of the cast as inmates in the insane asylum

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