Bergman on Stage
by Estelle Rosen
Acclaimed director Jennifer H. Capraru will direct Concordia University Department of Theatre’s presentation of Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal. As Artistic Director of Theatre Asylum, she also has extensive experience directing contemporary theatre for human rights.
What is it about Ingmar Bergman's Seventh Seal that attracted you to present it as a play? Particularly explain your description of the Seventh Seal as "an interrogation into the nature of faith" and your comment about Bergman's intense questioning of what makes us human - in the face of strife - resonating today as much as it did in the 15th century.
It has been years that master artist Ingmar Bergman's film The Seventh Seal and its story, with its powerful and universal characters, have haunted me.