By Henrik Ibsen
Translated by David Edgar
Directed by Andrei Belgrader
Produced by BAM
Ruthless and revered architect Halvard Solness (an electrifying
John Turturro) is obsessively driven—until a young woman from his
past stops him in his tracks. Hilde (Wrenn Schmidt, Boardwalk
Empire), a force of unbridled sexual energy coupled with
childlike willfulness, enters the master builder’s home and head,
trailing mysterious talk of past promises. As she urges the
megalomaniacal Solness to ever greater and less sustainable
heights, his tragedy-haunted wife Aline (Katherine Borowitz)
watches from the sidelines, an unwilling participant in an
off-kilter love triangle.
A psychologically heady and physically potent new version of Ibsen’s late masterwork, The Master Builder is a triumphant return to BAM for Turturro and director Andrei Belgrader, who last collaborated on the critically acclaimed Endgame (2008 Spring Season).
Katherine Borowitz (Aline Solness)
Ken Cheeseman (Dr. Herdal)
Julian Gamble (Knut Brovik)
Kelly Hutchinson (Kaja Fosli)
Max Gordon Moore (Ragnar Brovik)
Wrenn Schmidt (Hilde Wangel)
John Turturro (Halvard Solness)
Set design by Santo Loquasto
Costume design by Marco Piemontese
Lighting design by James F. Ingalls
Sound design by Ryan Rumery
Assistant costume design by Luana Busetti
Associate set design by Antje Ellermann
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John Turturro is an acclaimed theater and film actor.