The Fever Chart - PUBLIC LAB
Written by Naomi Wallace
Directed by Jo Bonney
With Natalie Gold, Lameece Issaq, Omar Metwally, Arian Moayed and Waleed F. Zuaiter
With stories set in three different locations in the Middle East, Wallace’s muscular and poetic writing finds beauty in the grotesque and explores political tensions by grounding them in the human issues of love, life, and death. Internationally-acclaimed playwright Naomi Wallace is best known for her deeply political plays, including One Flea Spare (The Public Theater) and The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, and is the recipient the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.
Fever Chart was developed in Hartford Stage's 2006 Brand:NEW festival.
Warning: this production contains the use of feathers (goose and turkey down).
Scenic design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Ilona Somogyi, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design by Christian Frederickson.
Friday, April 26 - Sunday, May 11
Tuesday - Friday at 8pm
Saturday at 2 & 8pm
Sunday at 2 & 7pm
May 8 at 2, May 9 at 7
Tuesday, April 29
Politics and Performance
Journalist and scholar Alisa Solomon will talk with playwright David Henry Hwang, a recent Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Yellow Face (The Public Theater, Fall 2007), and Savitri D, who directs the radical performance community known as The Church of Stop Shopping. Following the discussion, Ms. Wallace will sign editions of her published plays and Ms. Solomon will sign copies of Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, a book she edited with Tony Kushner.
Sunday, May 11 matinee
Dramatist as Detective
Playwright Kia Corthron and writer/directors Steven Cosson and Robert O’Hara will speak about how artists immerse themselves in a topic after deciding to write what they don’t already know.