Theatre Novi Most returns to The Southern Theater with another classic of the European theatrical canon, Henrik Ibsen’s The Master Builder. Theatre Novi Most co-founder Vladimir Rovinsky directs and adapts this tale of ambition and legacy.
The story follows master architect Halvard Solness and his wife Aline through an existential mid-life crisis involving past losses that still haunt and profound fear about the future. The challenges of a captivating young woman seem to bring some answers, but as always, Ibsen keeps us in suspense. The Master Builder is highly charged with secret desires, Freudian and Nietzschean motives and… there is that troll.
The Master Builder is presented as part of The Southern Theater’s ARTshare program and includes a stellar team of Theatre Novi Most favorites: Pearce Bunting stars as Halvard Solness, the titular Master Builder. He is reunited again with Barbra Berlovitz as Aline, his wife. Shelby Richardson joins them as the young bird of prey Hilda, while Alex Barreto Hathaway makes his Theatre Novi Most debut as the Troll. The creative team includes lighting designer Heidi Eckwall, stage manager Deb Ervin, costume coordinator Josephine Everett, and sound designer Kalen Keir.
ARTshare Members: FREE | Single Tickets: $20+ fees in advance, $24+ fees at the door, Student Tickets: $12+ fees
PWYC: Sunday, April 16 & Tuesday, April 18, 7:30pm
$2 off with a Minnesota Fringe Festival button
Friday, April 14, 7:30pm – Opening Night Reception to follow
Saturday, April 15, 2:00pm & 7:30pm – Russian Theatre workshop between shows
Sunday, April 16, 7:30pm – Pay-What-You-Can tickets & Russian Theatre workshop in the afternoon
Tuesday, April 18, 7:30pm – Pay-What-You-Can tickets
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30pm – Goldstar ticket deals
Thursday, April 20, 7:30pm – Goldstar ticket deals
Friday, April 21, 7:30pm – ARTshare member happy hour post-show
Saturday, April 22, 2:00pm & 7:30pm – postshow talkback following afternoon matinee
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