Flavorpill: Scenes from a Marriage

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Scenes from a Marriage

When the audience arrives at New York Theatre Workshop for Scenes From A Marriage, director Ivo van Hove’s three-and-a-half hour minimalist stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s lauded 1973 Swedish miniseries-cum-feature-film, each patron receives a colored wristband and two pages of instructions on how this play will work. The audience is divided into three groups, each of whom will experience the first three episodes of the show in a different order, before taking a half-hour break and reconvening for a joint experience in a reconfigured theater space. Continue reading