Synopses & Reviews
Internationally renowned actor-playwright adapts Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder.
"Shawn's plays are everything you dream of theatre beingreally smart, stimulating, unsettling, hilarious, and truthful. The quality of his writing places Shawn in the company of heavy-weight playwright-thinkers like Tony Kushner and Caryl Churchill."-Don Shewey
Known for his demanding and provocative prose, Wallace Shawn, working with long-time collaborator André Gregory, has spent nearly fifteen years adapting one of Ibsen's greatest works. A film adaptation, directed by Jonathan Demme, is set for summer 2014.
Wallace Shawn is the author of OBIE Awardwinning plays Our Late Night, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and The Fever. Other works include Marie and Bruce, The Designated Mourner, and the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre, in which he also starred.
The internationally renowned actor and playwright adapts Henrik Ibsens Master Builder.
"Wallace Shawn is one of the most complex and uncompromising moralists of the American theater." - Ben Brantley, New York Times
"At once the U.S.'s most profound and overlooked playwright." - David Hare
This translation and adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Master Builder Solness by Wallace Shawn, a writer known for his own bleakly hilarious and provocative plays, was used by legendary director André Gregory during fifteen years of work on a theatrical production which, instead of being produced as a play, was made into a film by Jonathan Demmea film that is an utterly contemporary vision of Ibsen's classic play.
About the Author
HENRIK IBSEN (1828-1906) is the author of A Dolls House, Hedda Gabler, Brand, Peer Gynt
and The Master Builder
among many others.
WALLACE SHAWN is the author of Our Late Night (OBIE Award for Best Play), Grasses of a Thousand Colors, The Designated Mourner, Marie and Bruce, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, and the screenplay for My Dinner with André.