Theatre, 1944

When the Devil Makes an Offer

Bergman had directed Soya's play the year before at the Stockholm Studentteater.
'Bergman's direction emphasised the cynical, sharpening it to a fine point, while in the next moment the bitter taste was replaced by an amiable, blissful notion.'
Mbg, Helsingborgs Dagblad

About the production

Carl Erik Soya was a Danish playwright who served a prison term during the Nazi occupation of Denmark for his novel A Guest. His play When the Devil Makes an Offer uses symbolic figures close to Bergman's own liking; a medieval play in modern attire.