The piece is a production of New York-based theatre troupe Elevator Repair Service and is directed by the group's founder, John Collins. Based on part one of the William Faulkner novel, The Sound and the Fury "tells the story of the decline of the Compson family of fictional Yoknapatawpha county, Mississippi," according to a press announcement. "A once noble clan descended from a Civil War hero, the family falls victim to many of the shortcomings Faulkner believed were the problems of the reconstructed South—racism, greed, selfishnesss—thereby showing how the ideals and life of the old South could not easily be maintained or preserved in the post-Civil War era. April Seventh, 1928, part one of the novel, is told from the point of view of Benjy Compson, who is mute with the mind of a child."
The cast features Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, April Matthis, Annie McNamara, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kate Scelsa, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Tory Vazquez and Ben Williams.
For further information and tickets call (212) 460-5475 or visit the NYTW website at www.nytw.org.
Here is a look at the production, which runs at the downtown venue through May 18:
All photos by Joan Marcus