Wallace Shawn's 1991 Obie Award-winning play The Fever, which was originally scheduled to close at the end of August, 1999, has now been extended indefinitely at Cafe Metropol in downtown L.A. The monologue stars Paul Mackley and was designed and directed by Wolfskill Theatre's Wendy Molyneux and Leigh Okies.Shawn's play is about a man who falls ill in a hotel room in a foreign country where a violent political struggle is being fought out in the streets. Slumped on the floor of a hotel bathroom, the traveler is visited by cherished memories of a privileged past. But as the night wears on, the bathroom floor becomes a battlefield on which an internal struggle wages.
The Fever is performed on Monday nights only at Cafe Metropol, which is located at 923 E. Third St. Tickets are $10. Call the reservation line at (213) 620-9229 or visit WOLFSKILL@aol.com.
. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent