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The Select (The Sun Also Rises)


Sat 24 Feb 2018, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 12:30pm–3:00pm
Sun 25 Feb 2018, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Tue 27 Feb 2018, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Wed 28 Feb 2018, 6:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 1 Mar 2018, 6:30pm–10:00pm

Where: The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Early Bird (until 27 Nov): $89.00
  • Adult A Reserve: $99.00
  • Adult B Reserve: $79.00
  • Adult C Reserve: $59.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: NewZealandFestival

The giddy atmosphere of 1920s Paris and Spain explodes from the stage in this unique dramatisation of Ernest Hemingway’s classic first novel, The Sun Also Rises.

Set in the jazz age of post–World War I Europe, a group of lost youths drinks away the horrors of war in a quest for freedom, love and life. Hemingway’s text is delivered word-for-word by the highly acclaimed New York ensemble Elevator Repair Service in an energetic, riotous, genre-defying stage performance.

“Dazzlingly free and inventive” and “profoundly intelligent” (The Scotsman), The Select (The Sun Also Rises) effortlessly rises to the challenge of its ambitions, and from this classic of American literature, a new classic of American theatre is born.

“You will remember every magic, sensual pleasure.” - Time Out New York

Post-show Artist Talk: Tue 27 Feb, Opera House auditorium.
The performance on Sun 25 Feb at 12:30pm will be audio described.

The Select (The Sun Also Rises).
Based on the novel The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.
Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service.
Directed by John Collins.

Presented by the New Zealand Festival, 23 Feb-18 Mar 2018.
Partnered by Todd Corporation.

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