From the Director
Pillars of the Community
By Henrick Ibsen
November & December 2012
What defines a man’s character?
When is a lie better left untold?
How does a leader’s personal life affect his public duties?
Elements Theatre Company tackles these questions in Pillars of the Community. Ibsen provides Karsten Bernick, the leader of a small Norwegian fishing village, whose buried secrets begin to haunt him as he is confronted with his past and the people he hurt. Will he choose a financially secure future, or should he reveal his past to obtain the peace that seems to elude his daily life?