Now Streaming: Bolaño's 2666 on Stage

A filmed version of the five-and-a-half-hour stage adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel 2666, which was produced by Chicago's Goodman Theatre in 2016, will be available for free, unlimited streaming for at least two years. The New York Times reported that the "streaming arrangement is supported by the Roy Cockrum Foundation, which was created in 2015 by a former monk (and onetime actor and stage manager) with proceeds from a $153 million Powerball jackpot.... The foundation also paid the entire cost of the stage adaptation, which the Goodman previously described as being in the high six or low seven figures.

Adapted and directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, the production's complexity, which involved five distinct sets, 15 actors playing 80 characters, and an "elaborate movie-within-the-play, made subsequent productions difficult. But now those who were unable to make the trip can binge-watch the entire thing online, from a couch anywhere in the world," the Times noted.

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