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James Pandzik, left, and Doug Koth in the Studio TTieater production of "TTie Master
Euilder." Photo by Steve Boarner
Play called 'hymn to yout
By Susan Edwards
Henrik Ibsen's The Master Builder, is a kind of
hymn to youth said translator and actress Eva Lc
Gailienne, an original star of the play, according
to director Robert Schanke.
The' Howell Theatre production opens
tonight. It will run through Sunday at 8 p.m.
Tickets are available for $2 from the Temple
Bldg. box office.
The drama traces the career of a Norwegian
architect, played by James Pandzik, who once
promised a young girl, Ililde, a future with him.
Twelve years later Ililde, played by Cindy
Murphy, appears, forcing the architect to fulfill
his pledge and re-examine his waning career.
Pandzik, a senior theater major, said the play
was a very personal, powerful drama.
His part is a challenge, he said, not only
because he is on stage the entire time, but
because he initiates and controls much of the
Director Robert Schanke, on leave of absence
from Midland Lutheran College, has directed
more than 20 productions in New York City and
Although the play deals seriously with the
struggle all humans have in striving for the ideal,
Schanke said Ibsen also included comedy.
Ibsen in style
Ibsen's plays, which were once considered
old-fashioned are now back in favor, Schanke
said. They were once praised by Bernard Shaw
for dealing with social issues.
The Master Builder gained - popularity in
America, he said, through productions during the
1920s starring Le Gailienne.
Schanke, who is writing his dissertation on Le
Gailienne and is using her translation of Ibsen's
play, visited the 75-year-old actress at her
Le Gailienne ran her own Broadway repertory
company, the Civic Repertory Theater, in the
1920s and 30s and tried theaters again in the
1940s and 1960s, Schanke said.
She said being a woman was newsworthy
enough to initially help her open a theater,
according to Schanke. If she had been a man, she
said, the theater probably could -have survived
the Depression, Schanke added.
Women were active in Le Gallienne's theater,
he said. She hired female business managers,
house managers and crew members.
Schanke said his visits with Le Gailienne and
her 75-page introduction to The Master Builder
have helped tremendously with his direction.
They crystallized Le Gallienne's ideas and
gave him a sense of how she played the catalyst
part of Ililde, he said.
Because she has always been connected with
classical rather than popular theater, Schanke
added, Le Gailienne is well known only among
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