The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens the MCA Stage season with The Fever by 600 HIGHWAYMEN
The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens the MCA Stage season with The Fever by 600 HIGHWAYMEN, a performance that tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and invites the audience to become part of the work. The performance begins with writers and directors Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone taking turns as narrator, describing an unremarkable party hosted by a woman named Marianne before an intimate audience of 75 people seated on an empty stage. As time passes, the performers slowly call upon volunteers to take part in the story, facilitating simple interactions that evolve the spectators into participants who influence the direction of the show. The Fever is 600 HIGHWAYMEN's most evocative study about the empathetic feelings between strangers, and how everyone is dependent on one another. The Fever runs from Thursday to Sunday, September 7 to 10, at the MCA Stage.