Cries and Whispers

BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton St, New York, NY 11217
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In a sterile grey room, an artist lies dying. Her video diaries flicker on screens, offering consoling images of an ersatz immortality as her estranged sisters hover about, removed. Not a word has been uttered and already director Ivo van Hove (Opening Night, 2008 Next Wave) has transported us to a collective soul bound by the most tenuous compassion. On a stage transfigured by grief, gripping performances from Dutch repertory company Toneelgroep Amsterdam drive this modern adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's unflinching 1972 film about the will to live and the astounding human capacity for empathy amid the debris of damaged life.

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Cries and Whispers - Oct 26, 2011

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