The Fever

Theater, Experimental
3 out of 5 stars
600 HIGHWAYMEN perform The Fever at PIFA 2018.
Photograph: Wahleed Shah

The performance art collective 600 HIGHWAYMEN have garnered international attention since their 2009 founding, picking up an Obie Award and a fellowship with the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts along the way. They make their first local appearance with The Fever, which the New York Times calls “a lovely, haunting meditation on human connection and disconnection.” Devisors Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone use guerrilla performance tactics to explode the distance between artists and audiences by having spectators participate in the telling of the story, which revolves around a seemingly ordinary dinner party and its aftermath. By the end of the performance, all involved will have considered “the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another.” Due to the intimate nature of the piece, seating is extremely limited; be sure to get your tickets ahead of time.

By: Cameron Kelsall

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