The Select (The Sun Also Rises) in the New York Times and Artforum

11 Sep 2011


Elevator Repair Service's The Select (The Sun Also Rises). Photo by Alex McKnight, courtesy of FringeArts.

Elevator Repair Service's production of The Sun Also Rises (The Select) was reviewed in the New York Times and Artforum after its New York City premiere at the New York Theater Workshop. The world premiere of this production, based on Ernest Hemingway's novel and co-commissioned and presented by FringeArts, was supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times said that "The Select is a lively riff on Hemingway's first and greatest novel. As it follows its restless characters on their movable bacchanal from Paris to Pamplona this production demonstrates the prodigious theatrical imagination of its creators." Read more >

In Artforum, Nikki Columbus wrote that "Elevator Repair Service has recently been turning classics of American literature into stunning live performance [...] The Select engages the audience's imagination so expertly that a trestle table becomes a perfectly believable stand-in for a bed, a bull, and even an enormous trout." Read more >