Peer Gynt is a highly gifted dancer, womanizer and pilot. He knows how to handle a machine-gun. But the button molder wants to remelt his soul like a misshapen lead figure. The only way for Peer to avoid this fate is to prove that he was himself in his lifetime. Peer Gynt has nine children, but he cannot meet them since a wall has been erected. Peer Gynt suffers from dementia. What is the self? And who decides whose reality is valid?” This is what the theater collective Markus&Markus that was founded in Hildesheim says about their new production. "Peer Gynt" is the third and last part of a trilogy of performances by the group that approaches Henrik Ibsen’s plots in a radical manner. The topicality of the artistic practice of Markus&Markus is a result of the confrontation of documents of reality with the stage as machine of illusions.
Markus&Markus are: Katarina Eckold, Lara-Joy Hamann, Manuela Pirozzi, Markus Schäfer, Markus Wenzel GUEST Herbert
Produced by markus&markus in copruction with Gessnerallee
Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden, LOT Braunschweig and SOPHIENSÆLE. Promoted by the mayor of Berlin - Senatskanzlei -
Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, as well as Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.,
MWK Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen and "Kulturbüro der Stadt
Hildesheim". Kindly supported by Funk.