Resonance Ensemble Hosts TALK BACKS For THE GLASS HOUSE & MASTER BUILDER

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Putting architects center stage is at the heart of Resonance Ensemble's 2010 season entitled "Building Characters." This season will feature in rep Ibsen's classic THE MASTER BUILDER, directed by Eric Parness and June Finfer's new play, THE GLASS HOUSE, directed by Evan Bergman.

Resonance Ensemble has invited notables from the architectural and design worlds to be a part of post show discussions with the audiences at THE GLASS HOUSE. Those notables include:

MAY 15 Playwright of THE GLASS HOUSE, JUNE FINFER

MAY 18 Architect, ANNABELLE SELLDORF

MAY 20 MoMA's Barry BergDOLL

MAY 25 Ibsen scholar and former President of The Ibsen Society of America,
JOAN TEMPLETON

MAY 26 Architectural Critics and Author, PAUL GOLDBERGER

MAY 28 Architectural Educator, DIETRICH NEUMANN

JUNE 1 Executive Directors of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House and
Philip Johnson's Glass House, CHRISTY MACLEAR and
WHITNEY FRENCH

JUNE 3 Architect//Designer and star of TLC's Trading Spaces and
HGTV's Hidden Potential's BARRY WOOD

Resonance Ensemble is dedicated to producing groups of related theatrical presentations that resonate across time and culture and confront universal themes and ideas significant to audiences of today. This season's resonating works include the Ibsen classic THE MASTER BUILDER and June Finfer's new play, THE GLASS HOUSE.

THE MASTER BUILDER tells the story of a revered but aging architect who is haunted by painful memories and fears of the future. When a figure from his past suddenly reappears, his outlook, and his destiny, will be forever changed.
The cast for The Master Builder includes: Pun Bandhu, Chris Ceraso, Brian D. Coats, Susan Ferrara, Jennifer Gawlik, Peter Judd, and Sarah Stockton.

The design and building of Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson's Glass House is the background for THE GLASS HOUSE's penetrating dramatic plot that entwines the epic conflict between artist and patron. The play explores the classic struggle of ambition, passion and betrayal. The cast of The Glass House includes: Harris Yulin, David Bishins, Gina Nagy Burns and Janet Zarish.

Although THE MASTER BUILDER and THE GLASS HOUSE were written more than a century apart, both tell the story of architects whose personal and professional life become dangerously intertwined as they struggle to balance idealism and integrity with functionality and finance. Each protagonist is burdened with a tendency towards extreme perfectionism, defining themselves by what they create. Both are master builders, who climb to dizzying heights with towering egos. By pairing these two plays, Resonance Ensemble hopes to demonstrate the universal and timeless themes of Ibsen's classic story by putting them in context with the resonating modern issues explored in THE GLASS HOUSE.
Creative team includes: Jo Winiarski (Scenic Design), Valerie Marcus Ramshur (Glass House Costume Design), Sidney Shannon (Master Builder Costume Design), Pamela Kupper (Lighting Design), Nick Moore (Sound Design), Daniel Heffernan (Projection Design).

RESONANCE ENSEMBLE 2010 Season
"BUILDING CHARACTERS" featuring
THE MASTER BUILDER and THE GLASS HOUSE
Begins performances Sunday, May 9; Opening, Sunday, May 16 through June 5
THE GLASS HOUSE by June Finfer, directed by Evan Bergman
Running Time: 95 minutes including intermission
Press nights: May 12 at 8PM; May 14 at 8PM; May 15 at 2PM: May 16 at 7PM (opening night)
THE MASTER BUILDER by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Eric Parness
Running Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes including two intermissions
Press nights: May 11 at 7PM; May 13 at 8PM; May 15 at 8PM: May 16 at 2PM (opening night)
Clurman Theatre, Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42 Street.
Performances schedule: Tuesday at 7PM; Wednesday - Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM & 8PM;
Sunday at 2PM & 7PM (see below for specific shows)
Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at Ticket Central
by phone 212-279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com
For more information about Resonance Ensemble, please visit www.ResonanceEnsemble.org

PERFORMANCES SCHEDULE:
The Glass House MAY 9TH 2PM SHOW Preview
The Master Builder MAY 9TH 7PM SHOW Preview
The Master Builder MAY 11TH 7PM SHOW Press Performance
The Glass House MAY 12TH 8PM SHOW Press Performance
The Master Builder MAY 13TH 8PM SHOW Press Performance
The Glass House MAY 14TH 8PM SHOW Press Performance
The Glass House MAY 15TH 2PM SHOW Press Performance; Talkback with June Finfer
The Master Builder MAY 15TH 8PM SHOW Press Performance
The Master Builder MAY 16TH 2PM SHOW Press Performance (Opening Night)
The Glass House MAY 16TH 7PM SHOW Press Performance (Opening Night)
The Glass House MAY 18TH 7PM SHOW Talkback with Annabelle Selldorf
The Master Builder MAY 19TH 8PM SHOW
The Glass House MAY 20TH 8PM SHOW Talkback with Barry Bergdoll
The Master Builder MAY 21ST 8PM SHOW
The Master Builder MAY 22ND 2PM SHOW
The Glass House MAY 22ND 8PM SHOW
The Glass House MAY 23RD 2PM SHOW
The Master Builder MAY 23RD 7PM SHOW
The Master Builder MAY 25TH 7PM SHOW Talkback with Joan Templeton
The Glass House MAY 26TH 8PM SHOW Talkback with Paul Goldberger
The Master Builder MAY 27TH 8PM SHOW
The Glass House MAY 28TH 8PM SHOW Talkback with Dietrich Neumann
The Glass House MAY 29TH 2PM SHOW
The Master Builder MAY 29TH 8PM SHOW
The Master Builder MAY 30TH 2PM SHOW
The Glass House MAY 30TH 7PM SHOW
The Glass House JUNE 1ST 7PM SHOW Talkback with Christy MacLear & Whitney French
The Master Builder JUNE 2ND 8PM SHOW
The Glass House JUNE 3RD 8PM SHOW Talkback with Barry Wood
The Master Builder JUNE 4TH 8PM SHOW
The Master Builder JUNE 5TH 2PM SHOW
The Glass House JUNE 5TH 8PM SHOW


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