What does it mean to be Myself in a world full of Selves?

Twin Cities musical storytellers Impossible Salt return with an expanded version of a piece created in partnership with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra (Virginia, MN). For the Norway House performances, we took our name to heart, compressing Henrik Ibsen’s 7-hour epic philosophical play into one hour. Peer Gynt is a raucous, mischievous march into a world of laziness and lies, self-centered protagonists, voices in the dark, women who wait, and of course, trolls.

DIRECTOR: Emilia Seay Allen

MUSIC DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER: Erik Ostrom

COSTUME AND PROP DESIGN: Ashley Burdash

ENSEMBLE: Sean Hansberry, Gaia Mencagli, Amber Lee Olivier, Stephanie Ruas

PRODUCTION & STAGE MANAGEMENT: Gregory Parks & Kenji Shoemaker

PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom Northenscold

PARTNERS: 

  • Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, Virginia, MN

  • Norway House, Minneapolis, MN

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