The Fever

October 23 – November 4, 2018

  • Written and Directed by Abigail Browde and Michael SIlverstone
  • Created in collaboration with Brandon Wolcott, Emil Abramyan, and Eric Southern
  • Approximately 70 minutes, without an intermission

Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever begins as a simple story about an ordinary party and evolves into a spellbinding examination of how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us. Created by Obie Award-winning theater experimentalists 600 HIGHWAYMEN, The Fever tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility and our willingness to be there for one another.

The Fever is a family-friendly production that can be enjoyed by children as young as eight years old.

The Fever was commissioned by The Public Theater and made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s New York Theater Program.

Woolly Mammoth is committed to providing a safe, consensual, and inclusive experience for everyone.

THE FEVER is fully accessible to patrons with mobility restrictions. If you have any questions about whether the experience will be right for you, please feel free to contact our box office at 202-393-3939. Thank you!

"A lovely, haunting meditation on human connection, and disconnection... a poetic evocation of our mostly unspoken – and un-called upon – dependence on one another."

New York Times

"Walking out, I felt a palpable energy and connection with those around me. This is especially important in the DC area, where I think people are especially prone to getting caught up in their own personal world."

Broadway World

"Bold and daring... a ritual that taps the sacred and the profane, the essence of human existence."

Exeunt Magazine

"You might just find yourself swept up, dancing in a crowd of strangers and experiencing a childlike rush of unadulterated joy."

DC Theatre Scene

"It’s theater as group therapy, an effort at building a stronger sense of community in a setting where you normally sit in anonymity, in the dark."

Washington Post

"Unusually warm and intimate."

DC Metro Theater Arts


600 HIGHWAYMEN is the moniker for theater artists Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone. The duo has created 8 original works since 2009, with presentations at many national and international venues, including Under The Radar (The Public Theater), Crossing the Line (French Institute Alliance Française), River to River (Lower Manhattan Cultural Council), Abrons Arts Center, Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, OH), On The Boards (Seattle, WA), Centre Pompidou and Parc de la Villette (France), Festival Theaterformen (Germany), Noorderzon Festival (The Netherlands), Zürcher Theater Spektakel (Switzerland), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), In BetweenTime International Festival (UK), OzAsia Festival (Australia), Salzburg Festival (Austria), and many others. The group received an Obie Award in 2014 and Zurich’s ZKB Patronage Prize in 2015. In 2016, Browde and Silverstone were named artist fellows by the New York Foundation for the Arts.