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'Animus'

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Animus

Every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., and Sun. from Dec. 14-22
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. from Dec. 15-22
2 p.m.
$12-$24
Theater

Emily Michaels King and Debra Berger, two theater artists behind the collaborative E/D, find inspiration in Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 psychological film Persona for their latest creation. Using performance, multimedia projection, and live video by Amber Johnson of DangerVision Productions, Animus explores notions of personal identity, including how our digital and social-media saturated world muddies the water about what is real and what’s not. Like the original film, the story follows two women—one who speaks, one who doesn’t—whose identities get jumbled together. E/D takes the juiciest bits of Bergman’s perplexing masterpiece and brings it into the 21st century. The show is part of the Ingmar Bergman Jubilee, marking 100 years since the birth of the famous filmmaker.