The Norwegian Ibsen Company enters Fjæreheia. Fjæreheia is a former quarry in Norway where a characteristic red granite was mined. It has an amphitheatre with 900 seats. The quarry is a unique outdoors arena, just outside of Grimstad, the town where Henrik Ibsen lived and worked in his youth and wrote his first play.
With an intensely visual Peer Gynt that begins after dark, Ibsen’s permanent mark will be carved into the rock wall.
Inspired by the critically acclaimed drawings by Geir Moen, Peer Gynt returns to Fjæreheia. One of the biggest audience successes in Fjæreheia was Reidar Sørensen’s interpretation of Peer Gynt. Now it is his son, Kim Sørensen, who’s responsible for an intense and powerful version of Ibsen’s immortal classic.
Actor and director Sørensen believes Peer Gynt speaks to us all, in all stages of our lives, and pulls on our heart strings time and time again.
When you manage to avoid responsibility throughout your entire life, old age turns into an encounter with a person we might not recognise.
Kim Sørensen acted in Peer Gynt when it was staged in Fjæreheia in 1998. Speaking with Sørensen, he says:
“This is a journey into a human mind. Everyone says Peer is lying, but is he really? Who is Peer? Who am I? A person who isn’t acknowledged may have a tendency to twist the truth, but is that a lie? Can the lies be truths? A person who feels ignored is a person on the edge! Is Peer being pushed to the brink, or does he want this? Can reality be somewhere between truth and lies?”
Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 July 2022