A thriller of charismatic attraction.
An actress loses her power to speak and soon finds the boundaries between her identity and that of her nurse dangerously unstable. Adena Jacobs’ astonishing re-imagining of Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film was performed to universal praise from critics and audiences alike in 2012. Now, Malthouse Theatre rekindles the flame that lies at the heart of this quietly devastating work.
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A Fraught Outfit production based on the film by Ingmar Bergman
Conceived by Adena Jacobs, Dayna Morrissey & Danny Pettingill
Directed by Adena Jacobs
Translated by Keith Bradfield
Set & Costume Design Dayna Morrissey
Lighting Design Danny Pettingill
Sound Design Russell Goldsmith
Cast Alex de Vos, Julian Mineo, Meredith Penman, Daniel Schlusser and Karen Sibbing
Photography: Scottie Cameron, Art Direction: Chase & Galley
Production Photos: Pia Johnson
Run Time 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval
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TTT: Time to Talk
Saturday 29 June, following the 2.30pm performance of Persona.
By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Josef Weinberger Ltd London. Translation provided by Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd.
The Australian premiere of Persona was presented by Fraught Outfit in association with Theatre Works in 2012.