“A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection, and disconnection … A poetic evocation of our mostly unspoken––and un-called upon––dependence on one another.”
—The New York Times
How much can we trust other people? How do we form our conceptions of them? What does it take for us to work together? The Fever takes issues like these and makes them the stuff of riveting theatre. It all begins with the character of Marianne, who has just held a party; from there, the performance builds into a study of community, caring and mutual reliance. Along the way, limits will be tested and bonds will form.
In these times of cultural fragmentation and heavy discord, art about the ways we work with—and against—each other has a special relevance, a special value. Don’t expect anything didactic from this piece, however; it doesn’t so much promote unity as enact it on the spot. That’s about as much as can be said without spoiling the many surprises in store…
“Bold and daring … a ritual that taps the sacred and the profane, the essence of human existence.”
WRITERS, DIRECTORS Abigail Browde, Michael Silverstone COLLABORATORS Emil Abramyan, Eric Southern, Brandon Wolcott ORIGINAL MUSIC Emil Abramyan, Brandon Wolcott PRODUCTION DESIGN Eric Southern SOUND DESIGN Brandon Wolcott PERFORMED WITH Marchánt Davis, Tommer Peterson, Ita Segev PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER Olivia Edery
COMMISSIONED BY The Public Theater FUNDED BY the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project LEAD FUNDING FROM the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New York Theater Program SUPPORTED BY RESIDENCY PARTNERSHIPS WITH the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with ASU Gammag, the 2015 Sundance Institute Theater Lab at MASS MoCA, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program, a Watershed Lab residency at Mount Tremper Arts LEAD SUPPORT BY the National Endowment for the Arts, NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Park Avenue Armor, On the Boards, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church