(Ur marionetternas liv)
Cast: 6 male, 4 female, 2 m/f
‘This is a unique material for the actors. They get to plumb into the abyss of acting.’– Director Andrzej Buden
Written during Bergman’s period of ‘exile’ in Germany, From the Life of the Marionettes is the story of married couple Peter and Katarina Egermann, who appear briefly in Scenes from a Marriage. Peter, outwardly well adjusted, suffers from depression, feelings of sexual inadequacy and barely suppressed rage toward his wife, leading eventually to the brutal rape and murder of a prostitute. Events both preceding and following the crime, and the devastating impact of Peter’s actions, are explored in non-linear fashion, in one of Bergman’s hardest-hitting stories.
- Thalia Theater, Hamburg 2007 (dir. Andreas Kriegenburg)
- Bolshoy Drama, S:t Petersburg 2014 (dir. Andrzej Buden)
- Toneelgroep Amsterdam 2017 (dir. Nanouk Leopold)