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PRELUDE Festival 2023


Ulysses (excerpt)

Elevator Repair Service



60 minutes

6:30PM EST

Friday, October 13, 2023

Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, 5th Avenue, New York, NY, USA

Elevator Repair Service presents a 25-minute excerpt from their newest piece Ulysses, a staging of James Joyce's epic novel, which will have its world premiere at the Fisher Center at Bard College. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with Artistic Director John Collins and ERS ensemble members.

Ulysses was commissioned by and will receive its world premiere at the Fisher Center at Bard.

Ulysses is co-commissioned by and was developed, in part, at Symphony Space.

© 2022 Kevin Yatarola for Symphony Space.

Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is a New York City–based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing ensemble. The company’s shows are created from a wide range of texts that include found transcripts of trials and debates, literature, classical dramas, and new plays. Founded in 1991, ERS has created an extensive body of work that includes upwards of 20 original pieces. These have earned the company a loyal following and made it one of New York’s most highly acclaimed experimental theater companies. The company is best known for Gatz, its award-winning verbatim staging of the entire text of The Great Gatsby. ERS has received numerous awards and distinctions, including Lortel awards, a Bessie award, and an OBIE award for Sustained Excellence, as well as a Guggengheim Fellowship and Doris Duke Performing Artist Award for Artistic Director John Collins.

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