Through a Glass Darkly OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

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Opening Night:
June 6, 2011
Closing:
July 3, 2011

Theater: NY Theatre Workshop / 79 East 4th Street, New York, NY, 10003

Synopsis: 

Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominated film star Carey Mulligan stars in the final production of Atlantic Theater Company's 2010-2011 season - the U.S. premiere of the play Through a Glass Darkly, based on the Academy Award-winning Ingmar Bergman film and adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton. Five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux directs.

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.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Through a Glass Darkly

    Under Pretty Skin, Madness Lurks

    Ben Brantley

    June 6, 2011: Even in this age of celebrity sex tapes and nude snapshots on Twitter, watching Carey Mulligan in “Through a Glass Darkly” feels like a major invasion of privacy. Portraying a young woman sliding into insanity in Jenny Worton’s stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, which opened on Monday night at the New York Theater Workshop, Ms. Mulligan creates the illusion of someone who has no idea that she’s being observed.

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  • VARIETY REVIEW OF Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    Marilyn Stasio

    June 6, 2011: Watching Carey Mulligan, the astonishing young actress who has been creating more buzz than a beehive (in the film "An Education" and in the Broadway production of "The Seagull"), lose her mind in 90 minutes is ample reason to see the Atlantic Theater Company's disquieting production of "Through a Glass Darkly." Jenny Worton's stage adaptation can't re-create the bone-chilling scenic desolation of Ingmar Bergman's Academy Award-winning 1961 film. But under David Leveaux's helming, the interior landscape of this claustrophobic chamber piece about a family that disintegrates over the course of a summer holiday is bleakly beautiful on its own terms.

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  • NEW YORK POST REVIEW OF Through a Glass Darkly

    This 'Glass' is half empty

    Elisabeth Vincentelli

    June 6, 2011: Carey Mulligan is a terrific actress. The luminous Londoner has earned raves for movies such as "An Education" and "Never Let Me Go," and she could easily have spent her summer shooting some blockbuster or other.

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  • BACKSTAGE REVIEW OF Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    Andy Propst

    June 6, 2011: Ingmar Bergman's Academy Award–winning "Through a Glass Darkly" seems a likely candidate for theatricalization. Much like Eugene O'Neill's masterwork "Long Day's Journey Into Night," it centers on three men attempting to come to grips with the mental instability of a woman in their lives over the course of a day during a summer holiday. But unlike O'Neill's drama, the genius of Bergman's work comes not from the script but from tortured close-ups, harrowing silences in the terse dialogue, the barren landscape—lovingly and dramatically captured—of an island off the coast of Sweden, and the isolation brought to bear as the movie cuts between scenes.

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  • THEATERMANIA REVIEW OF Through a Glass Darkly

    Through a Glass Darkly

    Brian Scott Liptin

    June 7, 2011: The extraordinary British actress Carey Mulligan once again shows her capacity for fully inhabiting a character as Karin, the mentally ill young woman at the center of Through a Glass Darkly, Jenny Worton's stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning film, now being presented by the Atlantic Theater Company at New York Theatre Workshop.

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