Friday, May 04, 2018

Now you can watch the mind-blowing theater production of Roberto Bolaño's '2666' from the comfort of your couch.

From my original review of The Goodman Theatre's production of Roberto Bolaño's 2666:
With a running time of 5 hours and 30 minutes, 2666 is an act of physical endurance—for the audience to watch, and for the 15-actor cast to perform. The actors take on almost 80 roles between them, jumping backward and forward in time through the inventive use of lighting and intricate, multimedia sets.
It was at times grueling to sit through the whole thing, but I'm still glad I was able to experience it in person. My primary regret was that so many people didn't get a chance to see this outrageously audacious adaptation of what appeared to be an un-adaptable book. But adapt it they did!

Well, luckily for everyone, The Goodman filmed the production and just released the entire play online, so now you can take the whole thing in. Heck, it might be easier to watch in chunks (they've divided it up into four videos below).

So get comfortable, and prepare to go on one wild ride.

[h/t Third Coast Review]

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