The Fever (The New Group)
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The Fever (The New Group)
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The Fever (The New Group) NYC Reviews and Tickets

68%
(104 Reviews)
Positive
58%
Mixed
32%
Negative
10%
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Thought-provoking, Great acting, Slow, Confusing, Absorbing

Wallace Shawn pens this timely play from The New Group and Audible Theater, starring Lili Taylor

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Member Reviews (104)

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866 Reviews | 898 Followers
70
Thought-provoking, Great acting, Confusing, Ambitious

See it if Super well acted one-woman show. Buried in it are very thought provoking ideas.

Don't see it if Writing if often confusing with tangents that it never goes back to address or explain the relevance.

841 Reviews | 1006 Followers
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Confusing, Disjointed, Great acting, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You enjoy 1 person shows or a fan of Lili Taylor. She is an excellent storyteller.

Don't see it if The story itself was a bit all over the place but she was able to hold my attention. Read more

928 Reviews | 379 Followers
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Uneven, Disjointed, Thought-provoking, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You don’t mind sitting through a long disjointed rambling monologue for those few moments of clear concise new ideas that make you think.

Don't see it if You’re tired…folks on both sides of me (and others) fell asleep…this is a meandering story told without a lot of volume or enthusiasm.

764 Reviews | 212 Followers
69
Not audible, Confusing, Great staging, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if you like lots of talk by a good actress with a simple but changing set and good lighting that follows the story.

Don't see it if you have trouble hearing a soft woman's voice as you will miss a lot and be lost and at an hour and a half in length you be napping.

741 Reviews | 121 Followers
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Ambitious, Resonant, Indulgent, Great solo performance, Confusing

See it if you have a connection to Wallace Shawn or Lilli Taylor & want to see their latest work. Or if you have an interest social political theories

Don't see it if a soft spoken 90 minute monologue is likely to make you drowsy.

677 Reviews | 150 Followers
77
Slow, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Clever

See it if fan of Lili Taylor, curious about this older Wally Shawn play, enjoy one person shows, like relevant issues such as class and caste

Don't see it if not a fan of one-person plays or Wally Shawn's work, don't like nebulous approaches to class conflicts, not a fan of Ms. TAylor

597 Reviews | 121 Followers
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Slow, Great acting, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Pure talking one person show. Enjoy seeing Lili Taylor.

Don't see it if Not much happens on stage. Telling stories and idea, with all over the place. Read more

465 Reviews | 256 Followers
35
Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Edgy, Disappointing

See it if you enjoy non-linear one-person plays. The sole actor was very hard to understand.

Don't see it if you have a hearing problem. Lili Taylor was very difficult to hear from where I was sitting. I was straining to hear her all evening.

Critic Reviews (2)

Front Row Center
October 23rd, 2021

"The play contemplates the shame of feeling guilty about the world’s suffering. However, at the end of 90 minutes, viewers come away knowing there is little we can do to change if we only observe the plight, like the character."
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Stage Buddy
October 13th, 2021

"About 60 minutes in, I began to tire of this gratuitous account of one person's self-awakening, heartfelt though it is. I'm glad they've come to terms with some hard stuff, but 90 minutes is just too long for this sort of thing."
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