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Elevator Repair Service
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The Select (The Sun Also Rises)

Created and Performed by Elevator Repair Service

Venue OReilly Theatre, Belvedere
Date 27 Sep - 30 Sep 7.30pm
29 Sep 1.30pm
30 Sep 1.30pm
Duration 3hrs 30mins (incl. interval)



Directed by John Collins
Set and Costume Design David Zinn
Lighting Design Mark Barton
Sound Design Matt Tierney and Ben Williams

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TheSelect

New York ensemble Elevator Repair Service return to Dublin after electrifying audiences in 2008 with their world-dominating, theatrical marathon Gatz.

A bold and vivid adaptation of Hemingway's classic novel, The Sun Also Rises, The Select follows a group of weary, aimless and frequently intoxicated American expatriates on a search for identity, diversion, and redemption. On a stage littered with liquor bottles and café chairs, the protagonists roam from Paris to Pamplona where bullfighting and the fiesta rage through the streets. Rooted amongst the decadence however, lies disillusion, as Hemingway’s narrator carries the heavy burdens of a war injury and his inability to have the woman he loves.

This exceptional moment in history is evoked as the carousing and revelry of Hemingway’s 'Lost Generation' is brought to energetic life. The First World War may be over, but some battles still rage on.

THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) IS A CO-PRODUCTION OF ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE AND NEW YORK THEATRE WORKSHOP.

"A brilliantly inventive marriage between words, music and an array of sound effects." The Independent