On Our Shelves Now
Full Length Play
2 men, 5 women
In Emily Mann’s highly theatrical adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s popular 1974 film SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, audiences are invited into an intimate stage space to collectively experience the human politics of a relationship, through all the stages of life—from youth to middle age to maturity. Mann’s adaptation illuminates the universal themes of love, identity, and vulnerability that are at the heart of Bergman’s timeless film, exposing how the universal is truly revealed through the specific.
About the Author
Multi-award-winning director and playwright Emily Mann is in her 20th season as Artistic Director of McCarter Theatre where she has overseen over ninety productions. Some of her McCarter directing credits include the world premiere of MISS WITHERSPOON by Christopher Durang and, at Playwrights Horizons, the world premiere of THE BELLS by Theresa Rebeck, the world premiere of LAST OF THE BOYS by Steven Dietz, Nilo Cruz' ANNA IN THE TROPICS at McCarter and on Broadway with Jimmy Smits (2003 Pulitzer Prize, two Tony Award nominations), Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA (also adapted) with Amanda Plummer, Edward Albee's ALL OVER with Rosemary Harris and Michael Learned and at Roundabout Theater Company (Obie Awards for her direction and for Rosemary Harris' performance), THE TEMPEST with Blair Brown, ROMEO AND JULIET with Sarah Drew and Jeffrey Carlson, THE CHERRY ORCHARD (also adapted) with Jane Alexander, John Glover, and Avery Brooks, I.B. Singer's MESHUGAH (adaptor and director) with Elizabeth Marvel, the American premiere of THE MAI by Marina Carr, the world premiere of Anna Deavere Smith's TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 and at the Mark Taper Forum, Lorca's THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA (also adapted) with Helen Carey, the world premiere of Joyce Carol Oates' THE PERFECTIONIST, Strindberg's MISS JULIE (also adapted) with Kim Cattrall, Donna Murphy, and Peter Francis James, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Pat Hingle and JoBeth Williams, Chekhov's THREE SISTERS with Frances McDormand, Linda Hunt, and Mary Stuart Masterson, BETSEY BROWN (co-author with Baikida Carroll and Ntozake Shange), THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Shirley Knight, Dylan McDermott, and Judy Kuhn. She is also the author of GREENSBORO (A REQUIEM), author and director of EXECUTION OF JUSTICE at The Guthrie Theatre and on Broadway (winner of the HBO New Plays USA award, the Helen Hayes Award, the Bay Area Critics Circle Award, and nominated for a Drama Desk Award), STILL LIFE (six Obie Awards, including playwriting, direction, and production of the season), and ANNULLA, AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Ms. Mann wrote and directed HAVING OUR SAY, adapted from the book by Sarah L. Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany with Amy Hill Hearth at McCarter and on Broadway (three Tony nominations, including Best Play and Best Direction, and a Drama Desk nomination; a Joseph Jefferson award, an NAACP award, and for the screenplay, Peabody and Christopher Awards). A winner of the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award, she is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves on its Council. In 2002 she received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Princeton University.