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    The Master Builder

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    Two-time Tony Award winner, James Naughton will star in the Frank McGuinness adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s, THE MASTER BUILDER which opens the twenty-first season at The Irish Repertory Theatre. The World Premiere adaptation, directed by Ciaran O’Reilly, will begin performances on October 10th, and have its official opening on October 23, 2008. Along with Mr. Naughton, the cast includes Charlotte Parry, Letitia Lange, Kristin Griffith, Daniel Cameron Talbott, Herb Foster, and Doug Stender.

    Frank McGuiness’s adaptations of Ibsen’s work have received world-wide acclaim, including The 1997 Tony Award for best revival of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House.” This adaptation of The Master Builder was commissioned by The Irish Repertory Theatre.

    THE MASTER BUILDER (1892): Halvard Solness, a successful architect and builder in a small Norwegian town has dominated his staff and his wife, Aline. Hilde Wangel, a vivacious young woman arrives unannounced. Hilde has idolized Solness for ten years, since he built a large church in her hometown and dramatically climbed to the top if the tower to celebrate its dedication. The architect’s heroic presence had a profound effect on the young and impressionable girl of twelve as he promised to return in ten years time and, “build her a kingdom.” Today, the ten years are up and Hilde has come to reap what he has sown.

    Dates:  Oct. 10, 2008 - Nov. 30, 2008
    Schedule:  Performance times vary. See www.irishrep.org
    Venue:  W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street (between 6th & 7th Avenues)
    Price:  $55 to $60
    Company:  Irish Repertory Theatre
    Tickets/info:  (212) 727-2737


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