Mark Barton

Mark Barton

Mark Barton

Rob Strong

Mark Barton

Mark Barton

The Select
(The Sun Also Rises)


Based on the novel “The Sun Also Rises” by Ernest Hemingway.


A stage littered with liquor bottles and cafe chairs seamlessly transforms itself from the bistros of Paris to the banks of the Irati River; a long bar table roars to life and charges a champion matador; an out-of-control dance party takes off during a night of nonstop revelry. As the story winds its way through France and Spain and lands in Pamplona where bullfighting and the fiesta rage in the streets, Hemingway’s narrator carries the heavy burdens of a war injury and his inability to have the woman he loves; a woman whose amorous escapades he follows with bemused but painful fatalism.

The Select (The Sun Also Rises) is a co-production of ERS and New York Theatre Workshop. It was commissioned by the Ringling International Arts Festival, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, in association with the Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY; the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival with funding from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative; ArtsEmerson: The World On Stage, Boston, MA; and Festival Theaterformen Hannover/Braunschweig.




Timeout New York September 11, 2012

Review: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) By David Cote

New York Times September 11, 2011

A Lost Generation Drinks Up, Always on Jake Barnes’s Tab by Ben Brantley

The Irish Times September 30, 2012

Review: The Select (The Sun Also Rises) by Laurence Mackin

Timeout Boston March 17, 2011

Review: The Sun Also Rises by Jenna Scherer

The Independent August 20, 2010

The Sun Also Rises, Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh by Lynne Walker

The Scotsman August 26, 2010

Theatre Review: The Sun Also Rises by Joyce McMillan

What's On Stage August 16, 2010

The Sun Also Rises by Michael Coveney

The Guardian August 15, 2010

The Sun Also Rises by Lyn Gardner

British Theatre Guide August 2010

The Sun Also Rises (The Select) by Philip Fisher

Sarasota Herald-Tribune October 8, 2009

'Elevator' Is Looking Up With Hemingway by Jay Handelman


  • Frank Boyd (also Gavin Price)
  • Mike Iveson
  • Vin Knight (also Julian Fleisher)
  • Kate Scelsa
  • Kaneza Schaal (also Daphne Gaines)
  • Pete Simpson (also Paul Boocock) 
  • Susie Sokol
  • Lucy Taylor (also Stephanie Hayes)
  • Matt Tierney (also John Collins)
  • Ben Williams (also Robert M. Johanson)
  • Created by Elevator Repair Service
  • Director John Collins
  • Set and Costumes by David Zinn
  • Lighting Designer Mark Barton
  • Sound Design by Matt Tierney and Ben Williams
  • Additional Costumes by Colleen Werthmann
  • Associate Lighting Designer Dans Maree Sheehan
  • Dance and Movement Coach Katherine Profeta
  • Stage Manager Sarah Hughes (also Maurina Lioce)
  • Production Manager B.D. White (also Dave Nelson)
  • Producer Ariana Smart Truman
  • Sound Engineer Jason Sebastian
  • Company Manager Lindsay Hockaday