Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Wednesday, Dec 6 at 8pm
Thursday, Dec 7 at 8pm
Friday, Dec 8 at 8pm
Saturday, Dec 9 at 8pm
Step into a deeply personal and heartbreakingly authentic world of secrets and explore what keeping those secrets does to one’s relationships. Ingmar Bergman’s powerfully penned 1996 film of the same name delved into the deepest thoughts of his mother, which were revealed to him only after her death through the pages of her diary.
Bergman’s muse, celebrated Norwegian director Liv Ullmann, helmed the film; she now returns to direct a stage adaptation of the work, which premiered in Oslo in January 2016 and now makes its U.S. premiere. The play’s powerful source material has been expanded to include the diaries Ingmar himself kept during the film’s production. The result is a poignant, non-linear series of “confessions” which delve into the realms of infidelity, family relationships, loneliness, and the weighty results of keeping secrets deep within.
Presented by National Theater of Norway
Directed by Liv Ullmann
Performed in Norwegian with projected English titles.
Recommended for age 16 and up.