8 and 10 September: Can you be a master builder without being a human being?
Can you be a master builder without being a human being?
Master builder Halvard Solness has laid his best and worst years behind him. He has experienced the greatest crisis together with his wife: A fire at Alines childhood home has destroyed her, but provided him with a great career as an architect. Halvard is at a crossroad. What now?
He has used his entire career to build houses for others, without ever managing to build a home for himself and his family. The master builder now lives in fear of being supplanted by younger forces. But perhaps it is the powers within himself that are his true enemy. Out of nowhere the young Hilde Wangel appears, demanding that a 10 year old promise is fulfilled. Will she manage to persuade the master builder to defy his own fears and undertake his life’s greatest achievement?
The Master Builder is one of Ibsen’s last works. It examines the life of a successful but demonised man who has sacrificed both his own and other’s happiness for his art.
Stéphane Braunschweig is both the artistic director and a director at the national theatre l’Odéon in Paris. He has a passion for Ibsen’s plays. Braunschweig has visited the Norwegian National Theatre before, with his beautiful and clear version of The Wild Duck, during the 2014 Ibsen Festival. He now brings Mads Ousdal and Gisken Armand to the stage as Mr and Mrs Solness, as well as Mariann Hole as the challenging Hilde, in a stylistically clean and classic version of Ibsen’s great drama.
The performance is included in the programme of the 2018 International Ibsen Festival, and will be performed with English subtitles during the festival period (8–19 September)
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Sat, September 8, 2018 6:00 PM
Mon, September 10, 2018
The Master Builder
- September 8, 2018 - September 10, 2018
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