RUCKUS THEATRE PRESENTS: Wallace Shawn's The Fever
The company's first production, The Fever by Wallace Shawn was a huge success. The cast and crew faced a lot of challenges along the way with the pandemic eventually meaning the show had to be recorded and perfomred via zoom. Nonetheless it was a fantastic performance and Kerryn Frean blew us all away with her rendition of the 90 minute monologue.
Thank you to all who attended the show, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Proceeds from The Fever will be helping our second production, Romeo and Juliet, to go on stage in December.
The concept of our performance of Wallace Shawn’s The Fever was a simple one. To give a genuine and human performance which maintains audience interest for 90 minutes, without slipping into theatricality and melodrama. The first few months of rehearsal included forensic study of the text itself – what the allusions are, where the emotional beats are, and the flow of the performer’s energy throughout it. Then, according to that work, it was staged simply in the living room of a small student house. We wanted to get across the simplicity of the text without flashy imagery, and create something that people can just listen to while they go about their daily lives.
CAST AND CREW