Henrik Ibsen

The Pillars of Society

The protagonist of Ibsen’s The Pillars of Society is Karsten Bernick, an important businessman of a small, coastal city, who’s figure is not only significant from a business perspective – his impeccable moral character also serves as a compass for the local society.

Ibsen’s play focuses on the nature of power. What is the price we are willing to pay for winning it – and for keeping it?

Bálint Botos studied acting in Târgu-Mureș and directing in Cluj-Napoca. He worked in the Anton Pann Theatre (Râmnicu Vâlcea), with an independent company called Váróterem Project (Cluj-Napoca) and at Figura Studio Theatre (Gheorgheni). Besides this he is a lecturer at Babeş–Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, at the Faculty of Theatre and Television. The local audience has already had the opportunity to meet with the theatrical world of Botos in 2016 and in 2017 during the Saint George Days Festival when the performances Our Forests Haven’t Been This Wild in Forever and Zero were presented.