Theatre, 1943

When the Devil Makes an Offer

On the opening night of Soya's play, film producer Carl Anders Dymling and film director Victor Sjöström sat in the front row; Bergman had just been hired at their company, Svensk Filmindustri.
'If you want to see something truly interesting right now and need to have your faith restored that Thalia still lives, it is clearly to the Student Theatre you must go.'
Nils Beyer, Social-Demokraten

Reviews and comments

The credit must go, above all, to the principal director of this small academic amateur theatre - one of the most remarkable young directing talents we have in this country at the moment - Ingmar Bergman.

- Nils Beyer, Social-Demokraten


  • The Ingmar Bergman Archives.


  • Rolf Alexanderson, Dr. Paprika
  • Per-Johan Östberg
  • Bertil Sjödin, Hans Christian
  • Annika Tretow, Mary
  • Sture Ericson, The Prisoner
  • Sture Djerf, Rasmussen
  • Marianne Lindgren, Mrs Rasmussen
  • Karl-Axel Forssberg
  • Astrid Söderbaum, Lilian
  • Lars-Erik Löfman
  • Claes Esphagen, Rolf Bluebeard
  • Signe Claesson, The Virgin Mary
  • Margareta Sjögren, The gray
  • Erland Josephson, The Professor
  • Palle Granditsky, The monkey
  • Inga Gill, Prostitute
  • Carl Erik Soya, Author
  • Ingmar Bergman, Director
  • Gunnar Lindblad, Designer