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A (radically condensed and expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
after David Foster Wallace


Wednesday, January 7 - Friday, January 16

The Public: Anspacher Theater


Running time: 90 minutes

Postshow discussion: Monday, January 12

Tennis balls fly as four actors wrestle with the relentless rush of words streaming from their headphones.  Part sporting event, part theatrical séance, A Supposedly Fun Thing… draws exclusively from audio recordings of writer David Foster Wallace, mixed live during each performance. Wallace’s work, as translated by Daniel Fish and the performers, asks us: how present can we be? How generous in the way we experience the cacophony of our world?

Daniel Fish is a director who works in theater, opera, and film. Recent work includes The Source (BAM Next Wave) and ETERNAL (Noorderzon Festival, Incubator Arts Project, and Under The Radar).

    Photo by: Brian Rogers Photo by: Brian Rogers Photo by: Brian Rogers

Commissioned by The Chocolate Factory Theater and first performed there in April 2012. Developed in residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center and The University of Rochester International Theater Program.