Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre presents this brilliant stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning feature film. Set in the early 1900s this drama follows the Ekdahl family as loss and circumstance relocate its youngest members from a colorful and nurturing theater world to the strict, austere home of their bishop stepfather. The Royal Dramatic Theatre, commonly known as Dramaten, is Sweden´s national theatre. The theatre has an assignment from the government to perform classical theatre, newly written national and international theatre, and theatre for children and youths. The theatre is owned by the state.
The Royal Dramatic Theatre as an institution was founded in 1788 by King Gustaf III. His ambition was to ”establish a national stage, where the works of Swedish dramatists will be performed before the general public by Swedish actors to the benefit of language, taste and the public mores.” The King himself wrote seven plays that were performed before his death in 1792.
The theatre founded a drama school in 1787. The Drama School has graduated several extraordinary people including Greta Gustafsson-Garbo. The most well-known director working at the theatre is Ingmar Bergman, who also was head of the theatre 1963-1966.
Directed by Stefan Larsson.
Cast: Marie Göranzon, Reine Brynolfsson, Livia Millhagen, Reuben Sallmander, Jan Malmsjö, Thomas Hanzon, Hans Klinga, Kristina Törnqvist, Lena Nilsson, Christopher Wagelin, Pontus Gustafsson, Ellen Jelinek, Kicki Bramberg, Mia Benson, David Mjönes, Josephine Alhanko, Kerstin Eriksdotter, Hannes Alin, Kajsa Halldèn.
Adapted and Directed by Stefan Larsson
Set Design: Rufus Didwiszus
Costume Design: Nina Sandström
Light Design: Torben Lendorph
U.S. premiere of Fanny and Alexander at Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on March 7-9 at 7:30 pm.
Karin Nilsson, Producer