A SUPPOSEDLY FUN THING, I'LL NEVER DO AGAIN

With A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, the American writer David Foster Wallace published, between 1995 and 1997, his journalistic experiences during a seven-day cruise in the Caribbean on the ‘MS Nadir’.

For Wunderbaum, this essay about our self-destructive culture of achievement and entertainment formed the starting point for a large-scale site-specific performance with the same name.

To these stories, the Wunderbaum actors have added their own experiences as Cruise entertainers. Especially for this performance, Wunderbaum went aboard the mega cruise ship AIDA PRIMA, for a whole week. On that ship, which moors in Rotterdam each Thursday, the actors group has presented a straight out cabaret show.

A site-specific performance about our longing for total relaxation and the inaccessibility of that.

By and with

  • Walter Bart
  • Wine Dierickx
  • Matijs Jansen
  • Maartje Remmers

Set and lightdesign

  • Maarten van Otterdijk

Music

  • Jens Bouttery

Video design

  • Arjen Klerkx

Photography and film

  • Jan Dirk van der Burg

Graphic designer set

  • Mario Debaene

Costume advice

  • Erik Bosman
  • Karin van der Leeuw

Language coach and translator

  • Burkhard Körner

Translator

  • Iannis Goerlandt

Producer

  • Wunderbaum

Co-producer

  • Theater Rotterdam

With the support of

  • Norma Fonds

Past dates

  • January 2020

    18

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    17

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    16

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    11

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    10

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    09

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • January 2020

    08

    Theaterhaus Jena
    Jena

  • December 2017

    14

    Theater aan het Spui
    Den Haag

  • December 2017

    13

    Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
    Utrecht

  • November 2017

    17

    Monty (op locatie)
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • November 2017

    16

    Monty (op locatie)
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • November 2017

    14

    Monty (op locatie)
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • November 2017

    13

    Monty (op locatie)
    Antwerpen (BE)

  • November 2017

    10

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    09

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    08

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    07

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    04

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    03

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    02

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • November 2017

    01

    Frascati (Casco)
    Amsterdam

  • October 2017

    08

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • October 2017

    07

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • October 2017

    06

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • October 2017

    05

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • October 2017

    04

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • October 2017

    01

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    30

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    29

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    28

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    27

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    24

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    23

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    22

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    21

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    16

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    15

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    14

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    13

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • September 2017

    12

    Theater Rotterdam (Ferro Dome)
    Rotterdam

  • August 2017

    12

    "Theaterfestival Boulevard
    s-Hertogenbosch

  • August 2017

    11

    "Theaterfestival Boulevard
    s-Hertogenbosch

  • August 2017

    10

    "Theaterfestival Boulevard
    s-Hertogenbosch

  • August 2017

    09

    "Theaterfestival Boulevard
    s-Hertogenbosch

  • June 2017

    10

    Hamburg (DE)

  • June 2017

    09

    Hamburg (DE)

  • June 2017

    07

    Hamburg (DE)

  • June 2017

    06

    Hamburg (DE)

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