"Walking Dead" Star Tapped for Stage Premiere of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage Off-Broadway

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04 Aug 2014

Tina Benko, Dallas Roberts and Roslyn Ruff have been cast in Ivo van Hove's stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's epic film documenting the dissolution of a relationship, Scenes from a Marriage, which will premiere Off-Broadway in September at New York Theatre Workshop.

In his seventh collaboration with NYTW, Dutch director van Hove returns with the U.S. premiere of Scenes from a Marriage in a new English adaptation by Emily Mann. Performances begin Sept. 12 towards a Sept. 22 opening at NYTW. The production will continue through Oct. 26.

In addition to Benko (Tales from Red Vienna), Roberts ("Dallas Buyer's Club," "The Walking Dead") and Ruff (All The Way), the cast will include Susannah Flood (Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play), Erin Gann (Apple Cove), Arliss Howard (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Alex Hurt (The Caucasian Chalk Circle), Mia Katigbak (Awake and Sing!), Emma Ramos (A Crucible), and Carmen Zilles (Adoration of the Old Woman).

According to NYTW, "In this highly theatrical production of Ingmar Bergman's popular 1974 film 'Scenes from a Marriage,' an ensemble of virtuosic actors invites audiences into an intimate space to experience collectively the human dynamics of a relationship through all the stages of a life – from youth, to middle age to maturity. Van Hove’s interpretation illuminates the universal themes of love, identity and vulnerability that are at the heart of Bergman’s timeless film."

Scenes from a Marriage will have production design by Jan Versweyveld and dramaturgy by Bart van den Eynde.



Van Hove has staged acclaimed productions at the New York Theatre Workshop (More Stately Mansions, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Little Foxes, The Misanthrope), as well as the Brooklyn Academy of Music with Toneelgroep Amsterdam in recent years, including Husbands, Opening Night, Cries and Whispers. He also helmed the world premiere opera of Brokeback Mountain.

New York Theatre Workshop is located at 79 East 4th Street. Visit nytw.org for more information.