Through a Glass Darkly Onstage

On Film / Short Takes — Apr 20, 2010

Ingmar Bergman’s intense, character-based chamber drama Through a Glass Darkly has always seemed like it would make for a great, intimate theater piece. Apparently, Australian playwright Andrew Upton (husband of Cate Blanchett) agrees; he has scripted an adaptation of Bergman’s film that will soon be coming to the London stage. Opening June 16 at the West End’s Almeida Theatre, Through a Glass Darkly will star Ruth Wilson in the role (originated by Harriet Andersson) of Karin, a young woman plagued by schizophrenia and spiritual doubt. The final four-person cast has just been announced and can be seen here.