THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES)
Elevator Repair Service
The first world war is over, but some battles still rage on. This is the backdrop for Ernest Hemingway's first major novel, The Sun Also Rises, which follows a group of weary, aimless and frequently inebriated American expatriates on a search for identity, diversion, and redemption.
“…dazzlingly free and inventive….a profoundly intelligent piece of theatre….” — The Scotsman
Told with spare and tightly written prose, Hemingway's novel comes to life on a stage littered with liquor bottles and cafe chairs as the story winds its way through France and Spain and lands in the streets of Pamplona where bullfighting and the fiesta are in full swing.
The members of acclaimed New York ensemble Elevator Repair Service (GATZ, Sound and the Fury) spent two weeks in residence at the Paramount developing this work prior to its premiere as a feature of the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival. They return to Boston to share the completed production, which features the company’s trademark sound design, highly energized choreography and re-imagined bullfighting.
03.18 at 7:15pm Attend a Pre-show Talk with the Director in the Paramount Black Box
Before the 8pm performance of The Select (The Sun Also Rises), John Collins, Artistic Director of Elevator Repair Service, will give a 20 minute talk followed by a brief question and answer period.
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(THE SUN ALSO RISES)
MARCH 15 to MARCH 20
Text by Ernest Hemingway. Directed by John Collins
This performance lasts approximately 3 hours and 25 minutes with one pause, and one intermission.