Directed by John Collins, The Sound and the Fury premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in 2008. The Public Theater run will begin previews May 14, 2015, for a run through June 13. The production will officially open May 21. The Sound and the Fury is the third partnership between ERS and the Public, following Gatz and Arguendo.
The cast will feature Mike Iveson, Vin Knight, Aaron Landsman, Randolph Curtis Rand, Greig Sargeant, Kaneza Schaal, Susie Sokol, Lucy Taylor, Tory Vazquez, Ben Williams and additional members of the ERS ensemble.
According to ERS, "The Sound and the Fury is a staging of the first section—the 'Benjy Chapter'— of William Faulkner's 'The Sound and the Fury,' one of the most infamously complex passages in American literature. Like ERS' internationally renowned production of Gatz, the play is not an adaptation; rather, with radical commitment ERS stages Faulkner's language. In usual ERS style, humor, pathos, and high-energy choreography illuminate this Southern Gothic tale. ERS takes on Faulkner's daring experimentation with consciousness, perception, memory and language – and honors the author’s words to the letter. With innovative casting, split-screen staging in an eerily timeless living room set, video-projected text and a lush sound score, the production brings to life the tragic demise of Faulkner's Compson Family. The intrepid ERS ensemble rises to the challenge of Faulkner’s famous experiment and narrative leaps off the page."
The production has scenic design by David Zinn, costume design by Colleen Werthmann, lighting design by Mark Barton and sound design by Matt Tierney.
For tickets phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater. The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.