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. Elisabet Vogler
Corinna HarfouchSister Alma
Franziska MachensDoctor
Andreas GrötzingerMr. Vogler
Mrs. Elisabet 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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In English with German surtitles
WORLD PREMIERE
Tanz im August – 31. International Festival Berlin

Jérôme Bel: Isadora Duncan

Deutsches Theater
19.00 - 20.00
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