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The Sound and the Fury Extends at the Public Theater

John Collins directs the Elevator Repair Service production.

A scene from Elevator Repair Service's The Sound and the Fury.
A scene from Elevator Repair Service's The Sound and the Fury.
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The Public Theater has announced a two-week extension for Elevator Repair Service’s upcoming run of The Sound and the Fury. Directed by John Collins, the production will begin performances in the Public’s Martinson Theater on May 14 with an official press opening on May 21. The show will now run an additional two weeks, through June 27.

The Sound and the Fury is a staging of the first section of William Faulkner's famous novel of the same name. As with 2012's Gatz, ERS has remained faithful to its source material, using Faulkner's own language rather than adapting it. With the help of split-screen staging, video-projected text, and a lush sound score, ERS pulls Faulkner's story off the page.

The ensemble cast will feature Daphne Gaines, Rosie Goldensohn, Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Pete Simpson, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez, and Ben Williams.

The Sound and the Fury marked the company’s off-Broadway debut in 2008 at New York Theatre Workshop, and the production has since toured the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The production will mark the third collaboration between the Public and Elevator Repair Service, having previously presented Gatz and Arguendo.

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