“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.