Audio-described performance: The Select (The Sun Also Rises)


Sunday, 25 February 2018, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Created and performed by Elevator Repair Service, directed by John Collins.

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 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.


For anyone wanting to attend this production bookings can be made through the Festival Office.  Tel: 04 912 0411. Companion seats can be requested only through the Festival Office and are subject to availability. (See ticket prices and descriptions below).

This production will also be showing from Sat 24 Feb – Thu 1 Mar, 6.30pm (except Mon).


$99 A reserve. These are the best seats in the venue (after Premium, if Premium seating applies). A Reserve seats are not sight obstructed and offer the best vantage point for seeing the show.

$79 B reserve. These are the second-best seats in the venue. B Reserve seats are not sight obstructed and offer a good view of the performance. (Please note: where there is no reserve lower than B Reserve, the C or D Reserve definition may apply.)

$59 C reserve. A limited number of seats are available in this price category. These seats are not the best seats in the venue, and are often at the back or to the very sides of the venue.

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Wellington Opera House
113 Manners Street