Repair Service Adaptation
The inaugural season at ArtsEmerson: The World on Stage continues with the Boston premiere of Elevator Repair Service’s "The Select (The Sun Also Rises)," an adaptation of Hemingway’s 1926 novel. Performances will take place March 15 - 20 at the Paramount Mainstage, 559 Washington Street in Boston’s Theatre District.
Many Boston theater-goers will remember the Elevator Repair
Service production of "Gatz" at the A.R.T.
last year. They return to Boston with a very different production -- a
single-sitting adaptation of "The Select (The Sun Also Rises),"
which had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival
this summer, after spending a month in residence at ArtsEmerson developing
the work (on a set built in the Paramount Center’s scene shop).
ArtsEmerson members were allowed a sneak peek at a dress rehearsal in
Elevator Repair Service was founded by director John Collins and a group of actors in 1991. Since then, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made the company one of New York’s most highly-acclaimed experimental theatre companies. They combine elements of slapstick comedy, hi-tech and lo-tech design, both literary and found text, common objects and discarded furniture, and the group's own highly developed style of choreography.
For information and tickets, stop by the Paramount box office, call 617-824-8000 or visit www.artsemerson.org.
Production Photo: Mark Barton
-- OnStage Boston
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