George Brown College (GBC) theatre school students are putting on a performance to remember during the middle of April for people of all ages. Playing April 7 through April 18, Peer Gynt is one of two plays being shown at the GBC Theatre School right in the heart of the Distillery District.
Directed by Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt is a story of a boy who is lost in his daydreams with his widowed mother once lived a life of riches until his father died and wasted away his fortune. Peer, the pathological liar living in rags in Norway, escaped humility and a reputation for love and leaves it all.
The strong monologues projected by Matthew Finlan, who played Peer carried the audience through his epic journeys of being himself. From trolls to yachts, Gynt lives his life without ties and suffers the consequences of his Christian roots. This tale is told in 40 scenes with a twist of laughter, tears and romance.
This three-hour play takes the audience through a roller coaster of emotions and shows the audience the struggles of a man with scattered thoughts.
The programs that are given to the audience members do not include a synopsis of the play so be aware and do your research prior. Even without the proper background knowledge of Peer Gynt, audience members will still be able to follow the storyline with ease.
GBC Theatre students show their talents for the public and act with confidence. The third-year graduating students put on an excellent opening night show.
Peer Gynt will run every other day from April 7-18 and tickets are selling fast. Students can buy tickets for $8 and GBC alumni for $15.
Support your local theatre and congratulate the efforts of this graduating class at the George Brown Theatre.