Scenes from a Marriage

Scenes from a marriage

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By: Ingmar Bergman

"They can't live with each other. They can't live without. A marriage with a built-in divorce."

Seen from the outside, Johan and Marianne seem to be living a happy life with their two children. They are both academics, they live in a great house, they have good jobs, but underneath it all, frustrations fester as they both long for love.

Scenes from a Marriage premiered as a made-for-TV mini-series in 1973, and literally emptied the streets. Thousands of couples rushed off to couples' therapy, and Bergman had to get an unlisted phone number to avoid being contacted by people, who wanted to discuss their marriage with him.

Bergman himself said of the script: "It took two-and-a-half months to write these scenes. It took an adult lifetime to experience them." His portrayal of a deteriorating marriage was, at the time, a to the point description of the power struggle between the sexes. But a lot has changed in the past 40 years, and in this version of the drama, the roles have been switched. Now it is the woman, who leaves her husband and children for a younger man.

kr. 100 kr.-425 kr.


Expected duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes

incl. 1 interval



 

THE PLAYHOUSE

The Royal Danish Playhouse, Main Stage

31.08.2017 - 20.02.2018

Iscenesættelse og bearbejdelse: Thomas Bendixen

Scenografi og lysdesign: Mårten K. Axelsson

Kostumedesign: Sara Mau

Lyddesign: Jonas Vest

Oversættelse: Lars Kjeldal