“Peer Gynt,” 2018 student show, opens April 5

Stacy Mize-Leve as Peer Gynt

The UCCS Visual and Performing Arts Department will present “Peer Gynt,” the Norwegian poem-play by Henrik Ibsen, as the 2017-18 student production April 5-15 at the Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater in the Ent Center for the Arts. Tickets are available online at UCCSPresents.org.

The annual show features students in key roles for the cast and crew, with direction by Kevin Landis, associate professor, Visual and Performing Arts Department. Staci Mize-Leve, a senior from Monument, Colorado; Salvador Placensia, a sophomore from Colorado Springs, Colorado; and George Hill, a freshman from Monument, Colorado; will portray the title character at various stages of his life.

The play tells the story of Peer Gynt as he travels from Norway to Africa and back again. The production will feature the full, original score inspired by the music of Edvard Grieg and other folk songs, along with puppets and dancers. It will be the first production for the VAPA program in the new Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater.

Tickets are free for students and start at $15 for general admission. The play will run Thursdays through Sundays during the first two weeks of April.

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