Carey Mulligan Will See Through a Glass Darkly Off-Broadway; David Leveaux Directs

News   Carey Mulligan Will See Through a Glass Darkly Off-Broadway; David Leveaux Directs Atlantic Theater Company's Off-Broadway spring season will have a touch of Swedish gloom in it. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan will star in Through a Glass Darkly, Jenny Worton's stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning Ingmar Bergman film. Performances begin May 13.

Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan

The production replaces Ethan Coen's new work, Four Pickups, which will appear in an upcoming season.

Five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux, who directed Broadway's recent Nine and Fiddler on the Roof revivals, will direct Mulligan as Karin, the troubled woman at the center of the family drama.

The production — a U.S. premiere — is presented in association with Andrew Higgie, Back Row Productions and Debbie Bisno. Mulligan, who played Nina in Broadway's most recent The Seagull, earned Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for the film "An Education."

According to ATC, "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."

While ATC's mainstage in Chelsea is being expanded and renovated, the play will open June 6 (after previews) and continue to July 3 at the borrowed space, New York Theatre Workshop, 79 E. 4th Street. Additional casting, design team and scheduling and ticket information will be announced shortly.

Written and directed by Bergman, the 1961 film — entitled "Såsom i en spegel" in its native Swedish — won the 1962 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and Bergman was also nominated for the Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay, Written Directly for the Screen. The late Bergman's other films include "Smiles of a Summer Night," "Scenes from a Marriage," "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries," "Persona," "Cries and Whispers," "The Magic Flute," "Autumn Sonata" and the Oscar-winning "Fanny and Alexander" and "The Virgin Spring," among others. He directed extensively for the stage and was executive director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and at the Residenz Theater in Munich.

Playwright Worton is the artistic associate of the Almeida Theatre in London, where the stage adaptation of Through a Glass Darkly made its world premiere in June 2010. 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 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.

For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org or call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 to order.

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