"More scary than funny"
"A fast and furious articulate physical performance that pushes comic boundaries with its biting social and political satire"
“Heroes of modern comedy” -NYTheatre.com
When two PR goons from the Department of Homeland Security get their mitts on the work of Klyftan von Qlvdn, a seriously serious capital-A Artist, there’s nothing that won’t be done in the name of art (or money, power, war, and terror). He thought his song-and-dance act was safe from politics – but his “sponsors” Trish and Clyde have their own plans for his show. While the Artist wants only to express himself, the Public Relations duo wants only to take a moment (or maybe two) to dialogue with his audience (make it three) about the troublesome state of our glorious nation.
Fever Pitch is a fierce union of form, style, and frighteningly honest comedy that fuses last century’s vaudeville acts with today’s spin-happy culture. Inspired by the energy and opinionated punch of the classical theatrical work of Commedia dell’Arte, it blends a centuries-old theatre form with up-to-the-minute political commentary. Fever Pitch will stop at nothing, and spare no one, to get you on its side whether you’re willing or not. Expect to laugh…a lot. And leave not knowing if you should really feel all that good about it.
Fever Pitch played in 2002-2004 at: HERE Arts (New York, NY), Dell’Arte International (Blue Lake, CA), Baltimore Theatre Project (Baltimore, MD), Some Bar in Brooklyn (Brooklyn), Vinal Haven, Maine, The Rudyard Kipling (Louisville, KY), Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY), Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Odd Duck Studio (Seattle, WA), The Gurdjieff School (SF, CA), Galapagos Art Space (Brooklyn, NY), Deep Dish Cabaret (New York, NY), CUNY/WBAI Anti-War Teach-in (New York, NY), Under St. Marks (NYC), and The Arthur Seelen Theatre (New York, NY).