Fondly, Collette Richland, Preview Performances/Walker Commission
“ERS … stands out, not only for its humor and intelligence, but for its defiant theatricality.” —Artforum
Elevator Repair Service, creators of the six-hour Gatz sensation, return to the Walker with a preview performance of their latest play, an exciting large-scale production written by a rising star in the New York experimental theater scene, playwright Sibyl Kempson. As a serene domestic scene gradually unravels, mysterious offstage forces and an unexpected guest become entwined in a surreal homage to Jane Bowles, Mary Shelley, and a cadre of other influences.
The company’s signature physical/comic performance style and Kempson’s inimitable approach to writing are complemented by a live score played by longtime ERS member Mike Iveson. The result is a lush, engaging, strange, and beautiful trip into unknown mental and physical spaces.
Meet the Artists
Thursday, May 16
Meet the artists after the show at a reception in the McGuire Theater’s Balcony Bar.
Postshow Q & A
Friday, May 17
Stay after the show for a Q&A with the artists and performing arts curators.