THE FEVER performed by David Shapiro
Trap Door Theater
1655 W. Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL
Tickets $20, Sponsored by Revolution Books
American Theatre magazine on "The Fever":
"Recalling the onset of illness in a Third World hotel bathroom, the narrator tells about his privileged childhood, his elitist adulthood, and his gradual realization that he must share responsibility for his society's immorality...You can react to Shawn's play in one of two ways -- you can get angry, or you can reevaluate your life."
When actor David Shapiro introduced "The Fever" to Chicago in 1995, Wallace Shawn said, "I wish I could have done it like David did, but I didn't know how." The Chicago Reader wrote: "...one of the most memorable off-Loop theater experiences of the 1990s." This production was also performed at New York's La MaMa Theatre.