Peer Gynt

The opening show of “SPAC AUTUMN-SPRING 2022-2023”, is the phenomenal adventure “Peer Gynt” written by Norwegian great author Henrik IBSEN based on Nordic folklore. You will experience the tremendous journey of Peer with grand live musical performances by the actors. The director MIYAGI Satoshi depicts untold analogies between this 150 years old closet drama and the history of Japan around the time the book was published; when the country was opening to the world.
The stage of this early masterpiece by MIYAGI and SPAC will finally come again after a period of ten years!


Directed by MIYAGI Satoshi
Written by Henrik Johan IBSEN
Translated by MORI Mitsuya
Music by TANAKAWA Hiroko

Outline of the story 
Peer Gynt, living with his mother Åse, is ridiculed by the whole village. He is a big-mouth daydreamer who has no hesitation in boasting that he will become an emperor, and goes on a rampage when drunk. Although he meets his destiny Solveig at the wedding of Ingrid, a landowner’s daughter, he runs off by kidnapping the bride. However, he soon gets rid of Ingrid and next tries to marry the daughter of the troll king, but fails to become a troll himself and flees back to his village. Although Peer is expelled from his home village and about to starts living in the forest alone, Solveig arrives to Peer after leaving everything behind to live with him.




IKEDA Makiko


OUCHI Tomomi
















8 October, Saturday at 2:00pm *Post-performance talk
9 October, Sunday at 2:00pm *Guidance of Ibsen for theatre beginners
29 October, Saturday at 2:00pm *Backstage lecture
30 October, Sunday at 2:00pm *Backstage lecture
5 November, Saturday at 2:00pm*Backstage lecture
6 November, Sunday at 2:00pm *Backstage lecture

Duration:About 150 minutes
In Japanese with English subtitles
*Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.

At:Shizuoka Arts Theatre
2-3-1 Higashishizuoka, Suruga-ku Shizuoka City, Shizuoka, Japan
● Approx. 5 minutes walk from South exit of JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station.
The entrance is on the east side (towards Shimizu) of the Granship building.
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《COVID-19 Prevention Measures》
Requests to All Visitors

In addition to the following, please be sure to read [Important] Measures for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 and Requests to All Visitors as well.

●Please check your physical condition before coming to the theater.
(If you have a fever or other symptoms, please refrain from visiting the theater.)
●Your body temperature will be taken at the theater entrance using thermography or a non-contact thermometer. If your temperature exceeds 37.5 degrees Celsius, you will be asked to refrain from entering the theater.

Related Events

Pre-Performance Talk
Starting 25 minutes before each performance.
Free of charge. No reservation required.
Post-performance talk by the artists: after the performance.
8 October, Saturday
Free of charge. No reservation required.

Backstage lecture
The technical staff will explain behind the scenes.
29 October, Saturday
30 October, Sunday
5 November, Saturday
6 November, Sunday

Every day, after the performance
Time: About 30 minutes
Free of charge. No reservation required. 

Performances for junior and high-school students

SPAC believes that theaters are a window to the world, and that is why it invites junior high school and high school students in Shizuoka Prefecture to its free-of-charge programs.
It is scheduled that about 2,500 students from about 18 junior high and high schools in the prefecture will view the work at Shizuoka Arts Theatre.


Ticket Price

4,200 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

SPAC Membership Discount
3,500 yen (One viewing for regular adult)

Pair Discount
3,700 yen per person

Group Discount
3,300 yen per person for group of 3 or more

Senior Discount
3,500 yen for seniors over 60
*Please present ID at door

Student Discount
2,000 yen (University)
1,000 yen (High School and under)
*Please present school ID at door

Handicap Discount
2,900 yen (for those who possess handicap passbook)
*Cannot use more than one discount per purchase.
*Please inform use of discount when making reservation.

How to Purchase

Prior Reservation for Membership begins: 27 August at 10:00
Advance Tickets Sale begins: 3 September at 10:00
●Online reservations
bnr_getti_e– Please enter from the language button “English”.
– Payment is possible with the following credit cards: DC, UFJ, NICOS, VISA, and Master. Tickets purchased through this website can be received at the venue from one hour prior to each performance.

●Phone reservations
from 10:00-18:00 at SPAC ticket center
TEL. +81-(0)54-202-3399

●Purchase at BOX Office
SPAC ticket center (10:00-18:00)
Day Ticket
Available at the entrance counter for leftover seats, from one hour prior to each performance.
*Please confirm ticket availability on the day by phone or by visiting Twitter (@_SPAC_)

*Ticket reservations will finish at 18:00 on the day before the performance.

Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.
[Nursery room] (One family only per performance)
For the Shizuoka performances, there is a nursery room where parents can watch the program with their infant children.
*This service can only be reserved by phone or at the box office.
*A babysitting service is available on November 6.


Lighting design: OSAKO Koji
Stage design: FUKASAWA Eri
Costume design: TAKEDA Toru
Sound design: HARADA Shinobu
Hair and makeup design: KAJITA Kyoko
Stage manager: HARAIKAWA Yukio
Lighting: HANAWA Yuuki, MIZUNO Hikaru
Sound: TAKESHIMA Chisato
Art Work: SATO Yosuke
Wardrobe: SATO Rise, YAMAMOTO Kana
Hair and makeup: TAKAHASHI Norimitsu, WAKABAYASHI Akane
English subtitles translation: Sabine STADLER OKUNO
English subtitles operation: OISHI Takako, KATAOKA Sachiko
Assistant Director: NAKANO Masaki
Technical director: MURAMATSU Atsushi
Production: YONEYAMA Junichi, SAKANAKA Toshiki, OISHI Takako
Flyer design: ABE Taichi (TAICHI ABE DESIGN INC.)
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council


MIYAGI Satoshi

Born in Tokyo in 1959, after studying aesthetics at Tokyo University under ODASHIMA Yushi, WATANABE Moriaki and HIDAKA Hachiro, he founded the KU NA’ UKA theater company in 1990 and soon began staging plays overseas as well as in Japan. As a result, MIYAGI’s work — in which he often fuses contemporary textual interpretations with physical techniques and patterns of Asian theatre — has long been acclaimed both at home and far beyond. Indeed, in 2004 he received the 3rd Asahi Performing Arts Award, and the next year the 2nd Asahi Beer Art Award. Since taking up his position with SPAC in April 2007, MIYAGI has staged many of his own works — including “Medea”, the Hindu epic “Mahabharata”, and “Peer Gynt” — and has invited artists from abroad to present pieces casting a keen eye on the modern world as they see it. In line with his aim to make theatre “a window to the world,” he has also started a new SPAC-based project aimed at the youth of Shizuoka. In 2014, MIYAGI was invited to the Festival d’Avignon, where he received excellent reviews for his open-air version of the Hindu epic “Mahabharata” staged in La Carrière de Boulbon. Following that landmark achievement, the festival extended the honor of inviting MIYAGI to present a Buddhist interpretation he created of the ancient Greek mythological tragedy “Antigone” as its super-prestigious opening program for 2017. On that occasion, which was the first time an Asian play had ever been selected to launch the festival, MIYAGI’s exalted “stage” was the open-air Cour d’honneur du Palais des papes (the Honor Court of the Palace of Popes). By the play’s end, those towering medieval stone walls were ringing out with long and splendid standing ovations welcoming the work’s director and creator along with SPAC’s actors and staff — while more than 60 European media all gave great reviews. In 2018, he received the 68th Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize of Drama. Also he recieved “Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” from the Ministry of Culture of France in 2018.



2022 21 October, Friday at 6:30pm
At:Iwata Civic Cultural Center Kataria

Ticket Price
3,800 yen (One viewing for regular adult)
Student Discount
1,000 yen (High School and under)
*Please refrain from taking infants to the ordinary seats.

How to purchase
●Phone reservations
Iwata Culture Promotion Association

Iwata Civic Cultural Center Kataria Online Ticket

Iwata Culture Promotion Association
TEL: 0538-37-8551
Closed day: Monday

Orgnized by Iwata Culture Promotion Association
Co-organized by Iwata city
Supprted by Iwata City Board of Education
Produced by SPAC-Shizuoka Performing Arts Center
Supported by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan through the Japan Arts Council