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The Fever

By: Wallace Shawn
Narrated by: Lili Taylor
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Publisher's summary

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.

Creative Producer: The New Group

Portions of this audiobook contain mature language. Listener discretion is advised.

©2022 Wallace Shawn (P)2022 AO Media LLC

About the Creator

Wallace Shawn's plays include Marie and Bruce, The Music Teacher (opera with Allen Shawn, composer), Aunt Dan And Lemon, The Fever, The Designated Mourner, Grasses Of A Thousand Colors, and Evening at the Talk House. As an actor, he has appeared on stage in David Rabe's Hurlyburly and many of his own plays. He appeared in Manhattan, Radio Days, My Dinner With Andre, Clueless, Vanya on 42ND Street, A Master Builder, and Rifkin's Festival, among other films, and on television he appeared in The Cosby Show, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Gossip Girl, Mozart In The Jungle, and Young Sheldon.

About the Director

Scott Elliott is the founding artistic director of The New Group theater and New Group Off-Stage, a new multi-media division of the company. He recently directed the premiere work for Off-Stage, a film of Waiting For Godot with Ethan Hawke and John Leguizamo. Next for New Group he will direct Black No More, a new musical by John Ridley and Tarik "Black Thought" Trotter. The Fever is proudly Scott’s seventh collaboration with Wallace Shawn and his fourth with Lili Taylor.

About the Performer

Lili Taylor is a multifaceted award-winning actor who has conquered film, television, and stage. She is currently in production on the Amazon Studios mystery drama series Outer Range starring opposite Josh Brolin for Plan B Entertainment. She can most recently be seen in Braden King’s The Evening Hour, as well as the independent feature Paper Spiders. She also starred in the acclaimed HBO series Perry Mason, as well as the Netflix series Chambers opposite Uma Thurman, and Ciaran Foy’s Eli, also for Netflix. Lili recently wrapped production on the independent feature The Winter House.
Lili’s accolades include a Golden Globe win for her performance in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts as well as nominations for three Primetime Emmys as an ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie’ for American Crime, and as an ‘Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series’ in both Six Feet Under and The X Files. She has also won an Independent Spirit Award for ‘Best Supporting Female’ in Girls Town
.On film, she’s best known for her work in a plethora of independent classics such as Mary Harron’s I Shot Andy Warhol, Robert Altman’s Short Cuts, Stephen Frears’ High Fidelity, and Nancy Savoca’s Dogfight and Household Saints. She also starred in such fan favorites as Mystic Pizza and Say Anything. Additional credits include the critically acclaimed Girlstown, Robert Altman’s Ready to Wear (Pret-a-Porter), The Conjuring, The Nun, Michael Mann’s Public Enemies, and Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn's Finest.
On television, she portrayed the Emmy nominated Anne Blaine/Nancy Straumberg/Claire Coates on John Ridley’s American Crime opposite Regina King and Timothy Hutton. She also had recurring roles on the Emmy nominated shows Hemlock Grove and Almost Human and the Golden Globe winning HBO series Six Feet Under opposite Peter Krause and Michael C. Hall. On stage, Lili was most recently the lead in the Broadway production of Marvin's Room opposite Janeane Garofalo as well as the Three Sisters opposite Paul Giamatti in the original Broadway cast, and in John Guare’s dark comedy Landscape of the Body at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Lili studied theatre at the famed Piven Theatre Workshop in Illinois.

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