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The Seventh Seal

By Ingmar Bergman

Dates

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

   The Seventh Seal

Written by Ingmar Bergman
Adapted and directed by Jennifer H. Capraru

An interrogation into the nature of faith, Ingmar Bergman's classic The Seventh Seal is transformed onstage into contemporary theatre in a timeless drama of the human soul.  Starkly existential, boldly poetic and laced with humour and eroticism, The Seventh Seal is considered one of the greatest films in cinema history and has continued to challenge believers and nonbelievers alike for over half a century.
The piece begins and ends with a passage from Revelation, from which it takes its title: "When he broke open the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven..." (Rev 8:1). "Silence in heaven" –or rather the silence of God in light of human suffering, whether in 15th-century Europe or 21st century North America–is the central theme. 
The story is transmitted through the fragility of faith in the face of the four horsemen of the apocalypse – death, famine, war and plague – bringing the strife that continues to affect our world today. 

Acclaimed international director Jennifer H. Capraru will lead an ensemble cast of 22 in a full in the round performance. It features an entirely live score of original compositions.

Box Office

Student Learning Center
345 Yonge St
Toronto, Ontario
M5M 3G5

416-979-5118
performanceinfo@ryerson.ca

Location / Venue

Studio Theatre
345 Yonge St
M5M 3G5 Toronto , ON