Elevator Repair Service: Bit of Ulysses


Elevator Repair Service presents selected readings from their upcoming work Ulysses, followed by conversation moderated by Fintan O'Toole.

About Ulysses

James Joyce’s Ulysses has fascinated, perplexed, scandalized, and/or defeated readers for

over a century. Building on a rich history of staging modernist works — Gatz, The Sound and the

Fury, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) — Elevator Repair Service now takes on this Mount

Everest of 20th Century literature. Seven performers sit down for a sober reading but soon find

themselves careening on a fast-forward tour through Joyce’s funhouse of styles, guzzling pints,

getting in brawls, philosophizing, and committing debaucheries. With madcap antics and a

densely layered sound design, ERS presents an eclectic sampling from Joyce’s life-affirming

masterpiece. Ulysses (working title) will premiere at Fisher Center at Bard in September 2023.

photos © 2022 Kevin Yatarola for Symphony Space


Event date: 
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 7:00pm
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