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Whether you’re reading this on tree-killing paper or a screen manufactured by low-wage foreign workers, you’ve probably tuned out the moral implications of the world’s general acceptance of destructive and dehumanizing practices in pursuit of so-called progress. One man feels the heat of our choices in The Fever, on stage Saturday, June 29.

Wallace Shawn is most well known as Vizzini in the classic 1987 flick The Princess Bride (though we love him in Clueless, too), but he’s quite the accomplished playwright. He pokes at our cushy American comfort with The Fever, in which the narrator awakens as a stranger in a strange land fraught with the consequences of our shores. The winding theatrical monologue is performed by Mike Lawler under the direction of Theater In My Basement’s Chris Danowski.

The Fever slow-burns at The Trunk Space, 1506 Grand Avenue. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Admission is $8. For more info, visit or call 602-256-6006.

Sat., June 29, 8 p.m., 2013
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Jose Gonzalez