The Sound and the Fury

About This Show

bie Award winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service returns to The Public, home to its sold-out productions of Gatz (2010 and 2012) and Arguendo (2013), with their highly praised staging of William Faulkner’s modernist masterpiece, The Sound and the Fury.

With a lush sound score, high-energy choreography and a profoundly versatile ensemble, ERS delivers a verbatim staging of the novel’s opening chapter (“the Benjy chapter”), Faulkner’s famous experiment with memory and language.

Serving up the tragic demise of Faulkner’s Compson family with humor and pathos against a backdrop of an eerily timeless Southern living room, this ensemble of theatrical daredevils, known for their fearless commitment, breathes thrilling new life into another American literary classic.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 15min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: May 14, 2015 Final Performance: July 2, 2015
Location: Public Theater, New York City

425 Lafayette St,

New York,


View Map

Theatermania Review

| | May 21, 2015
Elevator Repair Service brings back its treatment of William Faulkner’s masterwork.

You Might Also Like

Blood of the Lamb

Performances begin: September 14, 2024

The Delicate Tears of the Waning Moon

Final performance: July 21, 2024

Kara & Emma & Barbara & Miranda

Performances begin: August 2, 2024

The Trial of Eichmann

Performances begin: July 21, 2024