Star-studded cast play Ayn Rand’s timeless bestseller

The Fountainhead

World premiere

Ivo van Hove, Toneelgroep Amsterdam

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Ayn Rand’s 1943 bestseller The Fountainhead recounts the dramatic story of the breathtaking feud between the young and brilliant architect Howard Roark, who pursues his ideals without compromise, and his rival Peter Keating, a man who opts for commercial success and social status. In the midst of this war of ideas between individualism and collectivism, this clash between tradition and change, between inspiration and compromise, a love story unfolds which challenges all convention. Roark and the ravishing beauty Dominique Francon embark on a love relationship without bounds which demonstrates how difficult it is to give oneself to another without losing oneself. In the words of director Ivo van Hove The Fountainhead is ‘an addictive novel that demanded to be put onto the stage.’

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