FONDLY, COLLETTE RICHLAND. With Elevator Repair Service. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Pictured: Mike Iveson, Jr., Laurena Allan, Kate Scelsa, Vin Knight, Greig Sargeant, Lucy Taylor, Lindsay Hockaday, Ben Williams, Susie Sokol, Kaneza Schaal, Kristen Sieh. © Gene Pittman
Performing Arts, Theater, Walker Commission.
Fondly, Collette Richland, by Elevator Repair Service, rehearsal, May 15, 2013, McGuire Theater.
Elevator Repair Service, creators of the six-hour Gatz sensation, return to the Walker with a preview performance of their latest play, an exciting large-scale production written by a rising star in the New York experimental theater scene, playwright Sibyl Kempson. As a serene domestic scene gradually unravels, mysterious offstage forces and an unexpected guest become entwined in a surreal homage to Jane Bowles, Mary Shelley, and a cadre of other influences.
The company’s signature physical/comic performance style and Kempson’s inimitable approach to writing are complemented by a live score played by longtime ERS member Mike Iveson. The result is a lush, engaging, strange, and beautiful trip into unknown mental and physical spaces.