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14 PEWS PRESENTS
THE FEVER, by Wallace Shawn
Performed and Directed by Greg Dean
Co-Directed by Greg Cote
Stage Manger: Lulu Tapia
July 9th - August 8th @ 7:30PM for cocktails & 8PM for performance (no performances on Tuesdays)
Cost: $20
(except on Monday nights, which is Pay-What-You-Can and will take place @ 14 Pews)

Each performance (except for Monday nights) will take place at La Colombe d'Or's luxury suite, The Cezanne Room (2nd floor). Therefore, the audience size is restricted to 20 people.

14 Pews is proud to present our first theatrical production, THE FEVER, by the Obie-winning playwright Wallace Shawn. The one-man play explores what is going on through the mind of a man as he writhes in pain and disgust, shivering through what remains of the hot night on the cold tiles of the bathroom floor in his electricity-bereft hotel room. He muses on his own privileged life and tries to put into words the feelings that explode when an inward-looking aesthete meets the brutal world and sees it for what it is, and sees himself as a collaborator against the poor.

According to Cressandra Thibodeaux, "Wallace Shawn is one of my favorite living writers. He scripted two films that have inspired me greatly: Vanya of 42nd Street, and My Dinner With Andre. I'm excited to have our first 14 Pews theatrical production be a play written by Wally Shawn and also to have such an amazing cast - our artist-in-resident Greg Dean. In addition, I'm happy to present the play how Wally Shawn originally intended the play to be performed - in front of no more than 20 people. As I understand, it has not been performed that way since 1991. However, on Monday nights we will perform the play here at 14 Pews for our PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN-NIGHT and expect a larger audience. But the other 5 days a week (we're off on Tuesdays) we will be staying true to the playwright's original intentions."

GREG DEAN is an actor, director and designer in Houston, TX. Over the past two decades, he has worked with the Catastrophic Theatre, Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company, Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theater, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, the Classical Theatre Company, Horsehead Theater, the Alley Theatre, the West-Mon Repertory Theater, the Urban Theatre Project and Infernal Bridegroom Productions.

WALLY SHAWN is best known for his character roles in such films as The Princess Bride, Clueless, and Annie Hall as well as his more serious turns in the films My Dinner with Andre and Vanya on 42th Street. Besides The Fever he has written The Designated Mourner, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and Grasses of a Thousand Colors. He also co-wrote the screenplay for My Dinner with Andre with Andre Gregory, and he scripted Vanya on 42nd Street, a film adaptation of Anton Chekov's play Uncle Vanya. His latest film from June 2014 was A Master Builder based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.
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