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OTRC: Carey Mulligan to play mentally ill woman in 'Through a Glass Darkly' play in New York

Carey Mulligan appears in a promotional photo for the 2011 play 'Through a Glass Darkly.' (Atlantic Theater Company)

Carey Mulligan is set to star in an off-Broadway stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's Oscar-winning 1961 film "Through a Glass Darkly," playing a mentally ill woman

Mulligan, an Academy Award-nominated 25-year-old actress who rose to fame with the 2009 movie "An Education," will play Karin, who loses her grip on reality while vacationing on an island with her family.

"It's an incredible descent into insanity," she told the Associated Press. "It's horribly scary and I have no idea what I'm going to do."

The play is set to debut on May 13 and run until July 3 at the New York Theater Workshop and tickets for the general public are set to go on sale on January 31. Mulligan made her Broadway debut in a 2008 revival of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," which starred Peter Sarsgaard.

The actress recently appeared in the movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" with Michael Douglas and then-boyfriend Shia LaBeouf.

Mulligan is also set to play Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby", which is due for release in 2012 and may be filmed in 3D.

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