Carey Mulligan To Star In Off-Broadway Take On Through A Glass Darkly

With 2011 looking to be quite the year for current ‘it’ girl Carey Mulligan (seeing the actress take on roles in such films as Steve McQueen’s Shame and Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive), she will actually next take her talents to the stage.

She will next be seen in the upcoming Atlantic Theater Company’s Off-Broadway take on the beloved Ingmar Bergman piece, Through A Glass Darkly. Last June, we wrote about the stage version of the film which had received praise in the UK.



Adapted by Jenny Worton, performances will begin on May 13.

The production is a US premiere, and will feature Mulligan as Karin, ‘the central figure in the lives of her family, not least because her own tenuous grip on reality keeps everyone in constant motion around her. On an annual vacation to a beautiful remote island, tensions flare as her husband, father and brother struggle over the best way to help her. When a legacy of denial and repression boils over, threatening the future of the entire family, Karin decides that she must take command of her own destiny.  Through a Glass Darkly is a vibrant, moving adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film by legendary Swedish director and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman.”

It goes without saying that Bergman’s film is a classic, and it is quite interesting that an actress of Mulligan’s caliber would take on a project like this.   She is a wonderfully gifted thespian, and is also a perfectly cast Karin.   Overall, this is an adaptation that I could not be more behind.

Source: Playbill

From the Atlantic Theater Company’s website:

U.S. Premiere

Atlantic Theater Company, in association with Andrew Higgie, Back Row Productions and Debbie Bisno, is proud to announce that Academy Award ® and Golden Globe Award ® nominated film star Carey Mulligan (An Education) will star in the final production of its 2010-2011 season – the U.S. premiere of the play THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, based on the Academy Award ® winning Ingmar Bergman film adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton and directed by five ‘“ time Tony Award ® nominee David Leveaux.

Additional casting, design team and scheduling and ticket information will be announced shortly.

Karin (Mulligan) is the central figure in the lives of her family, not least because her own tenuous grip on reality keeps everyone in constant motion around her. On an annual vacation to a beautiful remote island, tensions flare as her husband, father and brother struggle over the best way to help her. When a legacy of denial and repression boils over, threatening the future of the entire family, Karin decides that she must take command of her own destiny.

THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY is a vibrant, moving adaptation of the Academy Award ® winning film by legendary Swedish director and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman.

Carey Mulligan returns to the New York stage following making her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She received Academy Award ® and Golden Globe Award ® nominations and a BAFTA Award for her critically acclaimed breakthrough role in the film The Education.

Playwright Jenny Worton is the Artistic Associate of the Almeida Theatre in London. She adapted the play Dolls for the National Theatre of Scotland and served as dramaturg for London’s Gate Theatre production of the play Breathing Irregular.

Director David Leveaux received Tony Award ® nominations for the Tony Award ® winning revival of The Real Thing, the Tony Award ® nominated revival of Jumpers and the Broadway productions of Nine, Anna Christie and A Moon for the Misbegotten. He will stage the Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s play Arcadia this Spring.

The stage adaptation of THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY made its world premiere at the Almeida Theatre in London on June 16, 2010.

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