Plays Directory : The Pillars of the community

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Henrik Ibsen
  • Written
    1877
  • Setting
    a small Norwegian seaport in the 1870s
  • Overview
    Bernick is a businessman who is, on the surface at least, a ‘pillar of the community’. He allows his home to used as the base for a group entitled ‘The Society for the morally wounded’, led by a puritanical teacher-zealot Rørlund, who ensures his devotees do not indulge in any dubious activities such as rambling or watching a circus parade! But while the women folk are busy sewing and mending in the living room, Bernick is busy putting together a business deal for a new railway to be routed through land which he has acquired at a knock-down price on the basis of his insider knowledge of the railway’s imminent arrival. He stands to make a killing, even though he needs to perform some fancy footwork to get round the fact that he opposed a previous plan to build a railway – on the basis that it would have harmed the community, of course.

    But we soon learn that there are darker secrets buried in Bernick’s past when his old flame and her half brother, Johan, return unexpectedly from America. Johan took the wrap for a dubious sexual liaison and financial scandal which Bernick hoped would remain out of the public domain in the far depths of America. But, Johan finds his loyalty misplaced when Bernick refuses to clear Johan of blame. However, Bernick is still in deep water, since Johan is set to spill the beans, leaving Bernick facing financial and social ruin.

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4 known characters

1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Ade Oshineye
Ade Oshineye
Actor
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City-Lit
Geoffrey Williams
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Bancroft Studio
Jarren Dalmeda
2014, Mr. Bernick
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Flora Denman
Flora Denman
Actor
2013, Mr. Rummel
Ashraf Ejjbair
2012, Hilmar
Alexine Lafaber
2012, Vigeland
Owen Jenkins
Owen Jenkins
Actor
2012, Rorlund
Rowlen Ethelbert von Gericke
2010, Actor
Scaena Theatre, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Wayne Ingram
Wayne Ingram
Actor
2010, Rorlund
Royal & Derngate Theatre
Rachael Cummins
2010, Lona Hessel
The Royal and Derngate Theatre
Charlie Condron
2009, Marta
Jerome Ngonadi
2008, Karsten Bernick
Louisa Donaldson
2008, Mrs Bernick
LCTS
Cameron Gagne
2008, Mrs. Rummel
New World School of the Arts - Miami, Fl
Rosanna Simpson
Rosanna Simpson
Deputy Stage Manager
2008, Technical Manager
Embassy Theatre
Jo Ball
Jo Ball
Actor
2008, Mrs Bernick
The Actors Company
Morgan Rhys
Morgan Rhys
Actor
2008, Johan Tønnesen
ALRA
Anthony "TJ" Schooling
2008, Karsten Bernick
Charmaine Brooks
Charmaine Brooks
Costume Maker
2007, wardrobe supervisor
Rose Theatre, Sidcup
Melanie Wood
Melanie Wood
Costume Assistant
2007, Creator MAker/Costume Assistant
The Rose Theatre, Sidcup

Alternative Names

Pillars of Community, Pillars of Society, Pillars of the Community, The Pillars of Community, The Pillars of Society