January 11th, 2018 - February 4th, 2018
by Henrik Ibsen. Translated by Rolf Fjelde.
Thurs - Sun at 7:30pm
An unprecendeted experimental rendition of the most widely performed of all Norwegian plays, which - according to Klaus Van Den Berg – features a "cinematic script [that] blends poetry with social satire and realistic scenes with surreal ones." Peer Gynt has been described as the story of a life based on procrastination and avoidance. Note: for mature audiences only.
Tickets: $25.00 ($20 students/seniors)
"Ibsen's sprawling verse epic that ranges wildly across realms rustic, exotic and fantastic…"
- New York Times
PEER GYNT by Henrik Ibsen (Fjelfe, trans.) is presented in special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc
|Brennen Dopwell (Bridegroom, Ensemble), an ambitious, determined, and funny twenty year old graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He has done two scenes from plays called Baltimore and Choir Boy in college. He has also done The Glass Menagerie and The Passion of Dracula in high school. He is a hard worker, dedicated to his craft and accepts and conquers any challenges that precede him. Currently owning PowerBeat Studios in New Jersey, Brennen's dream is to create something that will open and inspire the hearts of others to achieve great things.|
|Allison Falkenstern (Begriffenfeldt, Kari, Ensemble) is recent grad of Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she got her BA in Theatre. Allison has been working with Black Box since June and is very grateful for all the opportunities to act, direct, teach, and everything in-between. Recent credits from Black Box include Junie B. Jones: The Musical (Lucille/Junie u/s) and Soul Searching: A Rock Musical (Becky). Allison would like to thank her friends and family for their continued support.|
|Michael Gardiner (Old Peer Gynt, Aslak, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to Black Box Performing Arts Center. Black Box Credits include Buried Child (Dodge), Hand to God(Jason/Tyrone), Cloud 9 (Betty/Gerry), Bad Jews (Jonah), Twist of Faith (Sam). He was Petruchio in Hudson Shakespeare Company's The Taming of the Shrew. Michael graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BA in Theatre Arts. Some credits from the Fairleigh Dickinson University stage include The Crucible (John Proctor), Merrily We Roll Along (Joe Josephson), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon/Theseus). Michael wishes to thank the creative team, his mentors, friends, family, and Larissa for their continued love and support.|
|Jake Geary (Aase, The Lean One, Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of Black Box's production of Peer Gynt. A BA graduate in Theater Arts with a British Studies Minor from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Florham campus, Jake has appeared in many other productions such as in Staten Island Shakespearean Company's production of King Lear (Edgar) and Villagers Theatre's production of Equus (Alan Strang). His eternal gratitude belongs to Director Matt Okin and the production team for seeing the potential in this cast as well as to his fervent supporters: his family. Break a leg to the cast and crew, and may you all enjoy this journey of self definition full of allusions and societal jabs!|
|Savannah Lloyd(PSM/Assistant Director/Ensemble) finds herself incredibly fortunate to have stumbled upon this Ibsen classic, along with the creative minds of BBPAC! She just received her BA in Musical Theatre and Directing from Fairleigh Dickinson University, with past production credits including: Production Assistant (George Street Playhouse's Summer Theatre Academy, Jewish Plays Project), Assistant Director (Dostoyevsky's The Idiot, Laugh Out Loud (cry quietly)), and Assistant Stage Manager (The Mah Nishtanah Plays, Cabaret). "A huge thank you to my parents and close family and friends for continually supporting my journey as a young aspiring artist!" www.savannahlloyd.com|
|Danielle MacMath (Young Solveig, Pastor, Ensemble) was most recently seen performing in Black Box's Junie B. Jones: The Musical. Other recent credits include Cornelius in Cymbeline (Powerhouse Apprentice Company), Edward/Victoria in the award-nominated Cloud 9 (Black Box), Cheryl in Evil Dead: The Musical (Black Box), and a Baker on the Polar Express (Warner Bros./Event Energizers). Danielle is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, with credits such as Mary Warren in The Crucible and Janice in Fire Exit. www.daniellemacmath.com.|
|Bishon Prushankin (Ingrid, Lady in Green, Anitra, Ensemble) is delighted to return to the BBPAC stage so soon after her debut as Shelly in Buried Child. She spent the last year studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, as well as producing and starring in Killers and Other Family at the Time Square Arts Center. Past theater credits include Alma Winemiller in Summer and Smoke, Abigail Williams in The Crucible, Louise in Gypsy, Ilse in Spring Awakening, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Sabina in The Skin of Our Teeth, and Emily Webb in Our Town. Love to Matt and the cast.|
|Joseph Ramondino (Young Peer Gynt, Button Molder, Ensemble) is proud to return to Black Box for this exciting and ambitious project. Past performances include Hand to God (Timmy) and Buried Child (Vince). Enjoy the show!|
|Ellen Revesz (Master of Ceremonies, Eberkoft, Ensemble) has a BA in Theatre from Western Connecticut State University. She recently appeared as Kate in the premiere production of The Grand Tour, winner of the NJ Playwrights Contest. She performed the role of Katherine Stockman in Enemy: Project Ibsen, both Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. Other favorite performances: Almost, Maine; The Merchant of Venice; The Threepenny Opera; and Gypsy. She’d like to thank her husband, Adam, for his unwavering support.|
|Laurence Wallace(Middle-aged Peer Gynt, Troll King, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the BBPAC for this production of Peer Gynt on the heels of playing Tilden in Buried Child, Pastor Greg in Hand to God, Isaac in Disgraced at BBPAC. Laurence was also in Skip and Rivka's Not-so-Kosher Interactive Wedding Experience, Cloud 9 and The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at BBPAC. His previous theatre credits include Red, The Realistic Joneses, Purlie Victorious, A Soldier's Story, ART, The Death of a Salesman, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Learned Ladies of Park Avenue and True West. Special thanks to Stan, Maska and my wonderful parents and siblings! www.laurencewallace.com/reel|
The cast of Peer Gynt: Clockwise (from upper left) Joseph Ramondino, Laurence Wallace, Michael Gardiner, Danielle MacMath, Brennen Dopwell, Bishon Prushankin, Jake Geary)