Pillars of Society

Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
Translated by R. Farquharson Sharp (1864 - 1925)

Pillars of Society was Ibsen's first successful realist drama, first performed in 1877. Karsten Bernick is the dominant businessman in a small coastal town in Norway, with interests in shipping and shipbuilding in a long-established family firm. Now he is planning his most ambitious project yet, backing a railway which will connect the town to the main line and open a fertile valley which he has been secretly buying up. Suddenly his past explodes on him with the arrival of Lona Hessel, the woman he once jilted, and Johan Tonnesen, who left town in disgrace fifteen years earlier. - Summary by Wikipedia and Elizabeth Klett

Krap: Rob Board
Aune: alanmapstone
Rorlund: Todd
Mrs. Rummel: Kathy Wright
Mrs. Holt: Availle
Mrs. Bernick: Beth Thomas
Dina Dorf: Kristin Gjerløw
Martha Bernick: Digs
Hilmar Tonnesen: Algy Pug
Olaf Bernick: Tricia G
Mrs. Lynge: Lydia
Karsten Bernick: Bruce Pirie
Vigeland: Hamlet
Rummel: Larry Wilson
Sandstad: David Olson
Lona Hessel: Elizabeth Klett
Johan Tonnesen: mb
Narrator: April Walters
audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Drama

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:47:35
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:55:47
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:39:42
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:49:55