Persona

by Ingmar Bergman
Director Anna Bergmann
Costumes Lane Schäfer
Music Hannes Gwisdek
Stage lighting Sven Erik Andersson
Dramaturgy Sonja Anders, Felicia Ohly
Premiere Malmö Stadsteater
15 September 2018
Berlin premiere
30 November 2018, Kammerspiele
Co-production with the Malmö Stadsteater
Karin LithmanMrs. Elisabeth Vogler
Corinna HarfouchSister Alma
Franziska MachensDoctor
Andreas GrötzingerMr. Vogler
Mrs. Elisabeth Vogler
Sister Alma
Mr. Vogler
New York Times
A.J. Goldmann, 14.12.2018
Ms. Bergmann's Persona uses a dazzling set, an onstage deluge, ample video and good old-fashioned monologues to breathe fresh life into this intense, enigmatic study of psychological disintegration and transference.

Karin Lithman and Corinna Harfouch slip into the characters memorably portrayed by Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson in the film: an actress who mysteriously stops speaking in the middle of a performance and the nurse who takes care of her at a cottage on a secluded island. Ms. Harfouch, who does virtually all the talking, renders Nurse Alma's changing, often conflicted emotions compelling and believable. Ms. Lithman is no less impressive in her silent role, as she reacts to her caregiver with, progressively, indifferency, hostility and affection.

A mirrored band shell (sets: Joe Schramm) is a clever and versatile setting: The warped reflections echo the surreal, off-kilter aspects of the film.
Ms. Bergmann's Persona uses a dazzling set, an onstage deluge, ample video and good old-fashioned monologues to breathe fresh life into this intense, enigmatic study of psychological disintegration and transference.

Karin Lithman and Corinna Harfouch slip into the characters memorably portrayed by Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson in the film: an actress who mysteriously stops speaking in the middle of a performance and the nurse who takes care of her at a cottage on a secluded island. Ms. Harfouch, who does virtually all the talking, renders Nurse Alma's changing, often conflicted emotions compelling and believable. Ms. Lithman is no less impressive in her silent role, as she reacts to her caregiver with, progressively, indifferency, hostility and affection.

A mirrored band shell (sets: Joe Schramm) is a clever and versatile setting: The warped reflections echo the surreal, off-kilter aspects of the film.

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Director: Marcel Kohler
Box
19.30
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Deutsches Theater
20.30 - 21.40
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With English surtitles
Performance changed
by Nikolai Gogol
Director: Hanna Rudolph
Due to a case of illness we are sorry to cancel The Day I Was No Longer Me (Der Tag, als ich nicht ich mehr war) by Roland Schimmelpfennig. Instead, we will show Diary of a Madman (Tagebuch eines Wahnsinnigen) by Nikolai Gogol. Tickets already bought will be refunded or exchanged at the box office within two weeks.
Kammerspiele
20.30 - 21.45
sold out
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