Audible Inc. recently announced the first production to reopen Audible Theater’s live stage at the Minetta Lane Theatre. “The Fever,” written by three-time Obie Award winner Wallace Shawn, directed by two-time Obie Award winner Scott Elliott, and starring three-time Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, will play 18 performances only from Friday, October 8 – Sunday, October 24 at the Minetta Lane Theatre, Audible’s home for live entertainment in New York.
Co-produced with The New Group, this production will mark 30 years since Shawn won the Obie Award for Best New American Play for the play’s off-Broadway debut in 1991.
Tickets for “The Fever” are on sale now at www.Audible.com/MinettaLane. Audible Theater is proud to partner with TodayTix to offer mobile Rush tickets beginning at 10am each performance day. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis exclusively through the TodayTix app.
“The Fever” will also be recorded as an Audible Original and released to a global audience.
What’s the cost of comfort? In “The Fever,” playwright, actor and cultural icon Wallace Shawn (“My Dinner with André,” “The Designated Mourner”) captures the crisis of conscience of a privileged American traveler visiting a war-torn country. Faced with the disparity between her rarified world and the real world, she can’t help but wonder if she’s part of the solution, or part of the problem. Three-time Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,” “American Crime”) stars in this profoundly engaging and provocative journey, directed by The New Group’s founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott.
Kate Navin, Artistic Producer of Audible Theater, said, “The Audible Theater team has long been dreaming of the day when we’ll reopen the doors to Minetta Lane Theatre. It will be an honor to do so alongside Wally, Lili, and Scott on October 8th. We’re thrilled to invite audiences to experience this intimate, timeless story on our New York stage, and worldwide on Audible.”
The play’s creative team includes Arnulfo Maldonado (scenic design), Qween Jean (costume design), Cha See (lighting design), and Justin Ellington (sound design). Valerie A. Peterson is the Production Stage Manager. Technical Supervision is by Hudson Theatrical Associates and General Management is by Baseline Theatrical (Andy Jones & Jonathan Whitton).
Audible Theater’s health and safety protocols are aligned with the rest of the New York theater community to keep cast, crew, and audience members safe. In order to safeguard the health of the entire community, Audible Theater will require proof of COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and audiences at the theater moving forward. The audience policy requires complete COVID-19 vaccinations before the date of attendance, which is defined as fourteen days following a final dose of the Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Moderna, or Astra-Zeneca vaccine. Audible Theater will accept proof at the Minetta Lane Theatre via the Excelsior Pass, the NYC Covid Safe Pass for Android and iOS, a copy or photo of a CDC vaccination card, and/or a copy or photo of an official immunization record from outside the United States. Guests under the age of 12 or those with medical documentation who are approved for a reasonable accommodation due to a medical condition that prohibits them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine should contact the box office for more information. Audible Theater will additionally require mask-wearing indoors at their theater for all audience members and staff until further notice. For more specific information, please visit www.audible.com/ep/theater.