La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club

66 East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003

Office: M–F 11a–6p
Box Office: M–Su 12–6p

The Fever

The Fever

January 24 – February 3, 2013

Did your coat fall from heaven with the price marked inside?

In this new French production of Wallace Shawn’s gripping monologue, an upper-middle-class woman from New York wakes up feverish in the hotel room of a war-torn country. This Candide of our times begins probing the foundations of her privileged life, unable to keep pretending that “coats have no history, but just fall down from heaven with prices marked inside.” The humor is quirky, and the questions are unsettling. They are not meant to be answered, but to bring attention to the shocking landscape of social injustice through which most of us walk every day and almost all of us fail to see. Directed by Lars Norén, one of Sweden’s most prominent playwrights, and featuring acclaimed French-Romanian actress Simona Maicanescu, The Fever has been performed to rave reviews in both French and English throughout France, and at international festivals in Sweden, Luxemburg, and Romania. The Fever marks Maicanescu’s first one-woman show and the first time Lars Norén directs a contemporary piece other than his own. (Performed in English).

“An astonishing moment of theater, to hear, to see, to applaud, to meditate upon.” – Le Figaro (France)

Presented in association with Le Nouvel Olympia – CDR de Tours Théâtre de l’Espace – Scène Nationale de Besançon / Apocryphe Tendance.  With the support of Athénée -Théâtre Louis Jouvet

by Wallace Shawn
American debut of a new French production
Directed by Lars Norén
Performed by Simona Maicanescu  (the Traveler)
Adaptation Simona Maicanescu, Lars Norén
Lighting design Jean Poisson
Costume design Chatoon
Sound design Sophie Buisson
Artistic collaboration Nelly Bonnafous, Bob Meyer
Stage manager Sean Seago


SHOWTIMES: Thurs-Sat 7:30pm & Sun 2:30pm

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