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Through a Glass Darkly

by Ingmar Bergman, adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton

A profoundly rewarding, deeply moving experience.

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Through A Glass Darkly is a vibrant, moving adaptation of the Oscar-winning film by legendary Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. 

Set on a dark, stony island this intimate, tightly condensed family drama depicts the unraveling of Karin – a young wife, older sister and an only daughter. 

Torn by the duty she feels for the men who love her and the inner voices that compel her towards freedom, Karin is faced with a choice that will alter her fate and that of her family. Strongly influenced by his work in theatre with Strindberg, Ibsen and Chekhov Through A Glass Darkly paved the way for Bergman’s most celebrated, dark and stylized films establishing him as one of the worlds greatest directors. 

The Corn Exchange, in celebration of 20 years of theatre-making in Dublin, bring their stark precision and transformational acting style to this gripping drama of love and desire, faith and doubt and the creative impulse within us all. 

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Nov 25, 2015

‘The voices in our own heads’ – 20 years of Corn Exchange

For its anniversary production, director Annie Ryan settled on a stark Ingmar Bergman drama that does nothing to change the impression of the company as being hard to pin down.

The Irish Times