Gatz, Elevator Repair Service at REDCAT

Photo by Steven Gunther.

Gatz by Elevator Repair Service after F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

It’s engrossing, subtle and riveting. A theatrical performance that consists of the “reading” and acting out of an entire novel over the course of a single day, Gatz, by New York City’s experimental theater ensemble Elevator Repair Service(ERS) is a unique and rewarding experience – both literary and theatrical.   The novel is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz-age classic The Great Gatsby and the show is staged as a marathon event. Dedicated LA audiences see the ‘curtain’ rise at 2pm and fall at 10pm (1pm till 9pm on Sundays). It’s a lot to demand from both audiences and the acting company, and yet it works.  Read more…

David C. Nichols – Backstage

The spirit of F. Scott Fitzgerald permeates Gatz at REDCAT, as do the ghosts of David Belasco, Joseph Papp, and John Houseman, for starters. In its breathtaking L.A. premiere, Elevator Repair Service’s marathon embodiment of The Great Gatsby is a watershed theatrical event.   Read more…