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The Master Builder

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May 12—Jun 9, 2013
RUN TIME: Approx 2hrs with intermission
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $20 (May 12—26 only)
SINGLE TICKETS:  Starts at $25
May 2013
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Sunday May 12, 2013
Performances no longer available.

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

Read the BAM program notes for The Master Builder
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