An impish adaptation of Ibsen’s dramatic poem by one of contemporary theatre’s most original wordsmiths.
“The marvel of Mr. Eno’s new version is how closely it tracks the original while also being, at every moment and unmistakably, a Will Eno play. After climbing the craggy peaks of Ibsen’s daunting play, Mr. Eno has brought down from its dizzying heights a surprising crowd-pleasing (if still strange) work.” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times
is classic Will Eno. By that I mean I was thrilled by it.” — Kris Vire, TimeOut Chicago
“If ever a play made me want to be a better person, this is it.” — Bob Fischbach, Omaha World-Herald
Peter Gnit, a funny enough, but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a lifetime of bad decisions on the search for his True Self. This is a rollicking yet cautionary tale about (among other things) how the opposite of love is laziness. Gnit
is a faithful, unfaithful and willfully American misreading of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt
(a nineteenth-century Norwegian play), written by Will Eno, who has never been to Norway.
‘s most recent plays include The Open House
(Signature Theatre, New York, 2014; Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play) and The Realistic Joneses
(Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, 2012; Broadway, 2014). His play Middletown
received the Horton Foote Prize and Thom Pain (based on nothing)
was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Eno lives Brooklyn.