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 expats drinks away the horrors of war in a quest for freedom, love and life. Hemingway’s text is delivered word-for-word (abridged for the stage) 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.


Post-show Artist Talk: Tue 27 Feb, Opera House auditorium

The performance on Sun 25 Feb at 12.30pm will be audio described. To book audio description tickets call the Festival on 04 912 0411 or email ticketing@festival.co.nz.





Opera House

3hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

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