Scenes from a Marriage

Premiére date30 Apr. 2019
Produced byRogaland Theatre
Based onScenes from a Marriage by Ingmar Bergman
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsDrama, Theatre, Corona-production
Running period30 Apr. 2019  
Duration2 timer 40 minutter uten pause
WebsiteRogaland Teater

About Scenes from a Marriage

Scenes from a Marriage (2019) was a theatre production by Rogaland Theatre, based on a play and a TV series by Ingmar Bergman, in a version by Arne Lygre. The production was performed at the theatre's main stage.

Kjersti Horn directed it. She was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 for her work on this production and on Will and Testament, The National Stage.

Nina Ellen Ødegård and Anders Dale played the roles of the married couple Marianne and Johan. Ødegård was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the best leading actress category for the role.

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More about Scenes from a Marriage

At the webpage of Rogaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Scenes from a Marriage:

"Chock-full of wisdom from life lived, and with not insignificant experience (Bergman was divorced four times), Ingmar Bergman confronted the relationship between husband and wife in 1973, in Scenes from a Marriage. The TV series became an unexpected success when people all over the world, married and unmarried, recognised themselves in the situation of the married couple Marianne and Johan.

This spring, director Kjersti Horn brings this legendary TV series to the stage. Nina Ellen Ødegård and Anders Dale play the roles Liv Ullmann and Erland Josephson interpreted in the TV version. Alone onstage, in close interaction, the two actors bring us along, as the seemingly happy marriage between Marianne and Johan is dissolved.

Marriage problems is the basis of many stories. In Scenes from a Marriage, Ingmar Bergman goes to the core of it. With an arsonist's eagerness he throws in abortion, infidelity, lies, alcohol, fighting - so that it burns hot and well with all imaginable human weaknesses at the bottom of it: Jealousy, inferiority complexes, egotism, bitterness, pretentiousness and so on. In short: Everything that excites us in life.

The story is at least as strong today as it was 45 years ago, perhaps particularly because marriage has, in public discussion, regained some of its lost shimmer. It might be a bit clichéd to say that the contemporary spirit has regained its faith in love, but in Arne Lygre's version of this play, it is at least brutally in contact with reality."

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 19.03.2019

Rogaland Theatre, www.rogaland-teater.no, 19.03.2019, https://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/scener-fra-et-ekteskap-av-ingmar-bergman

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019