Obie Award winning show. The Fever has been called “a starkly written, harrowing journey into the dark night of the soul that is as searing on the page as it is on the stage.” While visiting a poverty-stricken country far from home, the unnamed narrator of The Fever is forced to consider the political persecution that may be occurring just beyond a traveler’s hotel window. How can one celebrate life-take pleasure in beauty, for instance-while slowly becoming aware that the poverty and oppressed condition of other human beings are a direct consequence of one’s own pleasurable existence. Is it possible to live in an ethical relationship with others in the world?
Written by Wallace Shawn