The Fever

600 HIGHWAYMEN . New York City . USA

An 80-person play with me right in the middle

The Fever begins with the story of a party that seems so familiar to us, it’s as if we have been there before. And it doesn’t take long until we, the audience, actually start to mingle among the guests, spurred on by instructions from Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone, which are cleverly woven into the narrative. We get to know each other, even if at first we’re a little shy – we’re just trying it out. We leave the party again. We help an old man to his feet; who knows why he’s lying on the ground.

After The Record and Employee of the Year, Theaterformen will for the third time present a play by 600 HIGHWAYMEN, masters of bringing people together in a respectful way on the stage. The Fever investigates how we find a common ground, or maybe don’t. It’s an experiment about the responsibility of the individual and the group, an exercise in commitment and also a bit of a test: who are you when everyone’s watching you?


Written . Directed by Abigail Browde . Michael Silverstone Created in collaboration with Brandon Wolcott . Emil Abramyan . Eric Southern With Tommer Peterson . Marchánt Davis . Jax Jackson Original music Brandon Wolcott . Emil Abramyan Production design Eric Southern Sound design Brandon Wolcott

The Fever was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project With lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation . The Jerome Foundation . The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New York Theater Program. The Fever was supported by residency partnerships with the University of Colorado . Colorado Springs . Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts with ASU Gammage . 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 . With lead support by the National Endowment for the Arts . NYU’s Experimental Theater Wing . The Wexner Center for the Arts . Park Avenue Armory . On the Boards . St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church

Cumberlandsche Bühne

15.06. 19:00 Uhr

16.06. 17:30 Uhr

17.06. 15:00 Uhr / 21:00 Uhr

18.06. 21:00 Uhr

Admission Advance booking 18 Euro . Evening box office 20 Euro
Concessions Advance booking 9 Euro . Evening box office 10 Euro
Introduction 17.06. 20:30 . Cumberlandsche Galerie
Duration 1h15 . no interval
Language American English

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