By Russ Bickerstaff
November 27, 2013
The legend of Peer Gynt is an exhaustive, fantastical one. A ragged man becomes highly successful only to find his fortunes turn over the course of many, many years. It’s a long and winding journey based in Norwegian folklore. Many years after Henrik Ibsen crystallized the legend into a five-act play, American playwright Romulus Linney rewrote the drama, casting it in Appalachia. The strange, dreamlike fugue of the story plays out early next month in a brief impression at an East Side studio theater courtesy of the UW-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts...
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