Performers from 'Ulysses' sit at a long table on stage with papers falling from above them

Elevator Repair Service


Fri, Apr 4 at 8 pm
Sat, Apr 5 at 1 pm and 8 pm
UCLA student on sale: Sep 1, 2024

James Joyce’s Ulysses has fascinated, perplexed, scandalized, and/or defeated readers for over a century. Building on a rich history of staging modernist works — GatzThe Sound and the FuryThe Select (The Sun Also Rises) — Elevator Repair Service (ERS) takes on this Mount Everest of twentieth-century literature.

Seven performers sit down for a sober reading but soon find themselves guzzling pints, getting in brawls, and committing debaucheries as they careen on a fast-forward tour through Joyce’s funhouse of styles. With madcap antics and a densely layered sound design, ERS presents an eclectic sampling from Joyce’s life-affirming masterpiece.

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