Dramatic & Opera Translations

Pedro Gynt

adapted into English and Spanish, from Ibsen’s Peer Gynt by Robert Cohen

Set in rural Mexico – and around the world. Premiered at UC Irvine in 2004. Performance rights available from the author. All-Spanish version also available.

Review Excerpts

“An exciting adventure,… a vivid south-of-the-border “Gynt” steeped in Mexican folklore yet universal in its theme. Alluring demon spirits that soar with unabashed, provocative boldness; caws, screeches and other sounds of the animal kingdom piercing the air; the lunatic characters who meet and haunt Gynt — these and more are unleashed with delicious freedom… An ecstatic whirlwind ride.” —Irvine World News/ocregister.com

“The flavor translates easily, and its lusty, energetic staging engulfs and challenges its audience. Although the title character is a rascal, he nevertheless elicits audience empathy, thanks to the superb portrayal of Noel Iribe… with his unquenchable thirst for all life’s banquet has to offer. Shimmers… indelibly created… mesmerizing.” —Daily Pilot/latimes.com