Sarandon, Harner & Rosenfield Join Mulligan in Atlantic's THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY at NYTW
Atlantic Theater Company has proud to announced that Academy Award® nominee Chris Sarandon, Jason Butler Harner and Ben Rosenfield will join Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominee Carey Mulligan in the U.S. premiere of the play THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, based on the Academy Award® winning Ingmar Bergman film adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton.
Directed by five time Tony Award® nominee David Leveaux, THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY will begin previews Friday, May 13th; officially open Monday, June 6th; and play a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3rd Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street) while Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater undergoes renovation.
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 (Harner), father (Sarandon) and brother (Rosenfield) 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. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY is a vibrant, moving adaptation of the Academy Award® winning film by legendary Swedish director and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman.
Academy Award® nominee Chris Sarandon makes his Atlantic Theater Company debut and returns to the Off-Broadway stage for the first time in over 25 years. He most recently appeared on Broadway in the revival of Cyrano de Bergarac and the musical The Light in the Piazza. He is best known for his critically acclaimed Oscar® nominated performance as "Leon" in the landmark film Dog Day Afternoon and as "Prince Humperdink" in The Princess Bride. Jason Butler Harner most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award® winning production of The Coast of Utopia and opposite Angelina Jolie in the feature film The Changeling. He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance in the Jon Robin Baitz play The Paris Letter and an Obie Award for his work in the Off-Broadway revival of Hedda Gabler. Ben Rosenfield makes his professional Off Broadway debut.
Carey Mulligan returns to the New York stage following her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She received Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominations and a BAFTA Award for her critically acclaimed breakthrough role in the film An Education.
Playwright Jenny Worton is the Artistic Associate of The Almeida Theatre in London. She adapted the play Dolls for The National Theatre of Scotland and served as dramaturg for London's Gate Theatre production of the play Breathing Irregular.
Director David Leveaux received Tony Award® nominations for the Tony Award® winning revival of The Real Thing, the Tony Award® nominated revival of Jumpers and the Broadway productions of Nine, Anna Christie and A Moon for the Misbegotten. He is currently represented on Broadway with the acclaimed revival of Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia.
The creative team for THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY features scenic design by Takeshi Kata, costume design by Jess Goldstein, lighting design by David Weiner and original music and sound design by David Van Tieghem.
The stage adaptation of THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY made its world premiere at The Almeida Theatre in London on June 16, 2010.
Carey Mulligan is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Jason Butler Harner (Martin). Broadway: The Coast of Utopia. West End: Serenading Louie (Donmar Warehouse). Off-Broadway: Our Town, Hedda Gabler (OBIE Award), The Paris Letter (Drama Desk nomination), Orange Flower Water, The Gingerbread House, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, The Ruby Sunrise, Crimes of the Heart, Macbeth, Henry VIII, Five Flights, Juno and the Paycock, An Experiment with an Air Pump, Mr. Fox: A Rumination. Theatre: The Glass Menagerie (Kennedy Center with Sally Field), The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum with Annette Bening), The Invention of Love (American premiere) and Long Day's Journey Into Night (American Conservatory Theatre), Hamlet (title role, Dallas Theatre Center), The Front Page (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and work at Yale Repertory, the Huntington, Seattle Repertory, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Bay Street Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville and others. Film: Changeling, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, The Extra Man, Kill the Irishman, The Good Shepherd, NEXT, New Orleans Mon Amour, Letters from the Big Man, and the forthcoming The Green. Television: John Adams, The Good Wife, The Closer, CSI, Fringe, Law and Order, Mercy, Moonlight, Hope and Faith, CHASE, and the recently filmed pilot of JJ Abrams ALCATRAZ. Training: MFA from NYU Graduate Acting Program.
Carey Mulligan (Karin) returns to the New York stage following making her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. She received Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominations and a BAFTA Award for her critically acclaimed breakthrough role in the film An Education. For the Royal Court in London: The Seagull and Forty Winks. Other theatre includes The Hypochondriac (Almeida) and Tower Block Dreams (Riverside Studios). Television includes "My Boy Jack," "Dr. Who," "Northanger Abbey," "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" and "Bleak House." Film includes Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Never Let Me Go, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Pride and Prejudice, Brothers, Public Enemies and The Greatest. Upcoming film projects include Drive opposite Ryan Gosling and Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby. She is currently filming the independent feature Shame opposite Michael Fassbender, directed by Steve McQueen.
Ben Rosenfield (Max). Off-Broadway debut. He most recently starred in the film The Virgins directed by Jack Turits (winner of Best Youth Film at the International Harlem Film Festival). Ben has studied theater at the Barrow Group and is a member of the board of directors at the American Comedy Institute.
Chris Sarandon (David). Broadway: Cyrano de Bergerac, The Light in the Piazza, Nick & Nora, Censored Scenes from King Kong, Two Gentlemen from Verona, The Rothschilds. Off-B'way: The Devil's Disciple (BAM), The Woods, Marco Polo Sings a Solo. Movies: Safe, Loggerheads, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Fright Night, Child's Play, The Princess Bride, Dog Day Afternoon (Academy Award® nomination). TV series: "The Court," "Judging Amy," "Picket Fences," "Felicity," "Stark Raving Mad." TV guest: "The Good Wife," "Chicago Hope," "The Practice," "Law & Order: SVU," etc. Hallmark Specials: "A Tale of Two Cities," "David's Mother," "The Day Christ Died."
David Leveaux (Director) is currently represented on Broadway with the critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Arcadia. Previous Broadway productions include Cyrano de Bergerac, Tom Stoppard's Jumpers (Tony Award® nominations Outstanding Direction and Best Revival) and The Real Thing (Tony Award® nomination Outstanding Direction and Tony Award® Best Revival), Fiddler on the Roof (Tony nomination® Best Revival), Nine (Tony Award® nomination Outstanding Direction and Tony Award® Best Revival), The Glass Menagerie, Betrayal (Tony Award® nomination Best Revival), Electra (Tony Award® nomination Best Revival), Anna Christie (Tony Award® nomination Outstanding Direction and Tony Award® Best Revival) and A Moon for the Misbegotten (Tony Award ® nominations Outstanding Direction and Best Revival). London theatre includes Arcadia, Jumpers, The Real Thing, The Late Middle Classes, Nine, Sinatra Live at the London Palladium, Electra, The Father, No Man's Land, Moonlight, Betrayal, The Distance From Here, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Romeo and Juliet, and A Moon for the Misbegotten. Also, Rudolph (Vienna); Tales of Ballycumber and The Three Sisters (Abbey, Dublin), The Turn of the Screw (Scottish Opera), The Marriage of Figaro and Salome (English National Opera).
Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007). Swedish film and theatre director, playwright and screenwriter Ingmar Bergman's films include Smiles of a Summer Night, Scenes from a Marriage, The Magic Flute, Autumn Sonata and the Academy Award® winning Fanny and Alexander, The Virgin Spring and Through A Glass Darkly. He directed extensively for the stage and was Executive Director of the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm and at the Residenz Theater in Munich. Through a Glass Darkly was Sweden's contribution to the Venice Biennale in 1962 and won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.
Jenny Worton (Stage Adaptation) is the Artistic Associate of The Almeida Theatre in London. She works alongside Michael Attenborough developing the artistic program, as well as producing the theatre's bi-annual Summer Festival. She was previously Literary Manager at the Tricycle Theatre, and worked in the Literary Departments at the Bush Theatre, The National Theatre and Out Of Joint. She adapted for the stage Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland and Hush Productions) and acted as dramaturg for the Gate Theatre, London on Breathing Irregular. She wrote the text for the South Bank Show nominated I Am Falling (Gate Theatre, London and Sadler's Wells). Her original work for Radio Four includes Demonstrating Grace and A Hallowed Space.
Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is the award winning Off-Broadway theater company dedicated to producing great plays simply and truthfully utilizing an artistic ensemble. Atlantic believes that the story of the play and the intent of the playwright are at the core of the creative process. Atlantic maintains an ensemble of acclaimed actors, writers and directors including Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and director David Mamet and Academy Award® nominated actor William H. Macy who founded Atlantic twenty five years ago in 1985.
Atlantic and Neil Pepe were awarded a 2009 Drama Desk Award for "exceptional craftsmanship, dedication to excellence and productions that engage, inspire and enlighten." In 2006, Atlantic was awarded the Lucille Lortel Prize for Outstanding Body of Work as its critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant Of Inishmore transferred to Broadway, where it was nominated for five 2006 Tony Awards® including Best Play.
Atlantic's acclaimed world premiere production of its first musical Spring Awakening, with music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and direction by Michael Mayer, won 8 Tony Awards®, including Best Musical.
During the 2008-2009 season, Atlantic and Druid's critically acclaimed production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan, directed by Tony Award® winner Garry Hynes, was extended three times and received four 2009 Lucille Lortel Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including Outstanding Revival, a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Revival, and was awarded a 2009 Lortel for Outstanding Ensemble Performance.
Since its inception, Atlantic has produced over 125 productions including the Tony Award® winning play The Beauty Queen of Leenane, the world premieres of Academy Award® winner Ethan Coen's comedies Almost an Evening and Offices, Woody Allen's A Second Hand Memory and Writer's Block, David Mamet's Romance and his adaptation of The Voysey Inheritance, the musicals Spring Awakening and 10 Million Miles, Conor McPherson's Port Authority, Peter Parnell's Trumpery, Lucy Thurber's Scarcity, Annie Baker's Body Awareness, Beau Willimon's Farragut North, Bekah Brunstetter's Oohrah!, David Pittu's What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling, Leslie Ayvazian's Make Me, Tom Donaghy's Minutes From The Blue Route, Edwin Sanchez's Trafficking in Broken Hearts, the American premieres of Joe Penhall's Blue/Orange, Conor McPherson's Dublin Carol, Jez Butterworth's The Night Heron, the New York premieres of David Mamet's Keep Your Pantheon and School, Jez Butterworth's Parlour Song and Mojo, Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow and Peter Parnell's The Cider House Rules as well as revivals of David Mamet's American Buffalo and Edmond, Harold Pinter's The Hothouse and the double bill of Celebration and The Room and Harold Brighouse's Hobson's Choice.
THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY will play Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm, with Wednesday and Saturday performances at 2pm and Sunday performances at 3pm.
There are Sunday evening performances at 7pm on May 15 and May 22. There is no Wednesday matinee on May 18 or June 1. There is no Tuesday performance on June 7. There is no Saturday matinee on May 14.
NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP is located at 79 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenue).
All tickets are $65 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 (ticketcentral.com) or in person at the following box offices:
Ticket Central box office (416 West 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues)
New York Theatre Workshop (79 East 4th Street between Second and Third Avenue)
Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues).
For more information, visit www.atlantictheater.org or call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200.