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Wallace Shawn's "The Fever"
Monkey Wrench Collective
Fullerton, CA
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Wallace Shawn's "The Fever"
Over the course of a long, terrifying night, a weary traveler is forced to confront her role in the war that ravages the countryside just beyond her hotel window. As she recounts the events that brought her to this point -- fabulous dinner parties, a chance encounter on a nude beach, a clandestine meeting with an armed rebel -- she tries to come to some kind of understanding of her place in the world. How do you lead a life full of joy and happiness without simply ignoring the injustice that surrounds you? What does it mean to say "I am a decent person?"

An intellectual horror story with resonances into the current global economic crisis, THE FEVER was originally performed by the playwright in the apartments of his friends. In keeping with that atmosphere, the Monkey Wrench Collective's new production, starring Melanie Gable as the traveler, is set in an intimate storefront theater located in the heart of downtown Fullerton. Each evening's performance will feature live musical accompaniment by pianist Teresa Chan Escober, along with a complimentary service of wine and hors d'Å"uvres. Only 20 tickets will be available for each show.

Wallace Shawn's THE FEVER is a dark, uncompromising work exploring the moral ambiguity of our everyday existence. Presented by Monkey Wrench Collective. Directed by "Greg Adkins." Starring Melanie Gable. Musical performance by Teresa Chan Escober.

"Extraordinary, rare, uncompromising... [THE FEVER] is profoundly dramatic." --The Financial Times

After almost a year on hiatus, former members of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed Rude Guerrilla Theater Company have reunited and formed the new Monkey Wrench Collective. Devoted to US Premieres of European work, West Coast Premieres of socially provocative new work and rarely-performed classics, Monkey Wrench Collective will offer an unusual array of artists its first season. THE FEVER will run in repertory with the U.S Premiere of Mark Ravenhill's POOL (NO WATER), co-directed by MWC Artistic Director Dave Barton and choreographers Melita Ann Sagar and Lee Samuel Tanng. Rounding out the 2010 season: In June, the West Coast Premiere of TRUE LOVE LIES, Brad Fraser's sequel to his hit UNIDENTIFIED HUMAN REMAINS AND THE TRUE NATURE OF LOVE. In August, UCI Professor Eli Simon brings his CLOWNZILLA troupe for the WORLD PREMIERE of CLOWNZILLA: ILLEGAL ALIENS. October  is a revival of Mark Ravenhill's controversial British hit SHOPPING & F**KING. The World Premiere of Orange County playwright Chris Secor's JESUS IS GAY closes the season in December.


Monkey Wrench Collective
204 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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