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).


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.