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The Master Builder Poster

The Master Builder

Closed June 9, 2013

[The Master Builder] engages knotty spiritual questions about the mysterious workings of human fate and the ruthlessness of the artist?s ego.

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Why See The Master Builder?

Halvard Solness (an electrifying John Turturro) is a middle-aged architect whose passion and dedication borders on obsession. His marriage to his wife Aline (Katherine Borowitz) is frozen in the sorrow of his children's deaths that resulted from a fire that ultimately led him to profit.

When Solness is visited by Hilde (Wrenn Schmidt), a young woman from his past, an off-kilter love triangle is created in their home - Hilde lavishes adoration upon Solness which plays into the architect's desire and egoism, while his tragedy-haunted wife watches from the sidelines.
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Opening night: 12 May 2013

Run time

2hrs 30min with intermission

Cast and Creative


John Turturro as Halvard Solness
Katherine Borowitz as Aline Solness
Ken Cheeseman as Dr. Herdal
Julian Gamble as Knut Brovik
Kelly Hutchinson as Kaja Fosli
Max Gordon Moore as Ragnar Brovik
Wrenn Schmidt as Hilde Wangel


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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