Summer Soup: Gnit

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FREE at the Door
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University Theatre
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Friday, August 25, 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 7:30pm

Written by Will Eno and directed by Tricia Rodley.

Is laziness the opposite of love? Is the search for the Self for total nobodies? These are questions posed through the prolific pen of Will Eno, one of America's leading contemporary playwrights, whose talents for playful idiosyncratic language shine through in Gnit. Watch closely as Peter Gnit, a funny-enough but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a lifetime of bad decisions, on the search for his True Self, which is disintegrating while he searches. A rollicking and very 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'sPeer Gynt, a 19th century Norwegian play which is famous for all the wrong reasons. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.