The Master Builder

by Henrik Ibsen

 

“One day, youth will come and bang on that door […] that will be the end for master builder Solness.”

Master Builder Halvard Solness is known as a successful architect, but is secretly haunted by guilt and fear. One day, young Hilde Wangel enters his office and demands that he deliver on an old promise. Hilde turns Solness‘s life upside down, and he begins to trust her with more and more of his secrets. Realism, psychology and myth merge in this haunting late play by Henrik Ibsen.