April Seventh, 1928

Based on Part 1 of William Faulkner’s novel
Created by Elevator Repair Service
Directed by John Collins

Scenic Design – David Zinn
Costume Design – Colleen Werthmann
Lighting Design – Mark Barton
Sound Design – Matt Tierney
Stage Management Sarah Hughes

Cast - Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kate Scelsa, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Tory Vazquez, Ben Williams

Cast Biographies
Cast photo

Order tickets:
Single tickets on sale March 15, 2008
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for additional information.
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Single tickets, $65.00 each.

CheapTix Sundays, $20.00 (all tickets for all Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm; tickets are available in advance and must be purchased in person, with cash only at the NYTW box office. Limit 4 tickets per person).

Student tickets, $20.00 (tickets are available in advance and must be purchased in person with valid student ID at the NYTW box office. Limit one ticket per ID).

Background information on The Sound and the Fury

Interview with Elevator Repair Service Artistic Director and The Sound and The Fury (April Seventh, 1928) director John Collins


From The Brooklyn Rail:
"Nothing But Novel: Elevator Repair Service Does Faulkner”
by Claire Epstein, former NYTW Literary intern

AfterWords (audience discussion) recordings:
Tuesday, April 22; Wednesday, May 7; Tuesday, May 13

Elevator Repair Service, a theater ensemble, has been appearing on New York’s downtown performance circuit since 1991. The ensemble's body of work combines elements of slapstick comedy, hi-tech and lo-tech design, both literary and found text, found objects and discarded furniture, and the group’s own highly developed style of choreography. New York Magazine has called ERS “the best experimental theater group in town.” Recently, ERS' focus has turned to literature with pieces based on the work of Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jack Kerouac. These include the Bessie Award-winning Room Tone (2002-2004), No Great Society (2007 at NYTW’s 4th Street Theatre) and Gatz, the group’s highly acclaimed marathon performance of The Great Gatsby. Gatz continues to tour the U.S. and Europe and will next be seen at The Dublin Theatre Festival. Continuing this exploration of American literature, ERS will now present a new work based on William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, developed during several residencies at NYTW.

First preview, Tuesday, April 15; opening night, Tuesday, April 29; final performance, Sunday, May 18, 2008.

Performance schedule:
Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday – Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm & 7:00pm.

We are extending until June 1, with the following schedule:

Tuesday, May 20 at 7pm
Wednesday, May 21 – Saturday May 24 at 8pm
Sunday, May 25 at 2pm and 7pm
Tuesday, May 27 at 7pm
Wednesday, May 28 – Saturday, May 31st at 8pm
Sunday, June 1 at 2pm and 7pm

No performance on Sunday, April 20 at 2:00pm
No performance on Sunday, April 27 at 2:00pm
No performance on Wednesday, April 30 at 8:00pm
Added performance on Saturday, May 3 at 3:00pm

AfterWords (audience discussion):
Tuesday, April 22; Wednesday, May 7; Tuesday, May 13

Running time:
2 hours, 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission


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