Tim Etchells (Sheffield, England)
The Fox Cabaret
2321 Main Street
Sight Is The Sense That Dying People Tend To Lose First, written and directed by Tim Etchells (The Quiet Volume), is a long free-associating monologue that tumbles from topic to topic to create a vast, failing iteration and explanation of the world. Comical in its apparent naivety and preposterously encyclopedic in scope, the piece explores the absurdity and horror of consciousness as it tries and fails to seize and define everything that it encounters. Performed by Jim Fletcher, legendary New York actor best known for his work with Richard Maxwell’s New York City Players and Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz , the monumental, word-for-word, nearly seven-hour staging of Fitzgerald’s prose masterwork. Join us post-performance for a drink and a conversation with Jim Fletcher and Tim Etchells, hosted by Norman Armour, in the newly renovated Fox Cabaret.