Show Date/ Time:
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm
Doors at 1:30 pm
Academy of Music Theatre
274 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
General Admission - FREE
Fitger’s once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. In short, his life is a tale of woe, told through a series of hilarious letters that Fitger is endlessly called upon to write, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies.
“The conceit of a novel told in letters of reference is inspired, and it is killingly funny because it’s all so killingly true. Truth walks here in the strangest of costumes, and in part because of its guises, we can face it, frown, laugh, cry. I’ve never lost an afternoon so happily.”
– Jay Parini, author of The Last Station and The Passages of H.M.
Q&A and signing to follow the public reading
Sponsored by the Northampton Arts Council