The Fever Syndrome

Education Level
Higher Education

Professor Richard Myers, now in his 70s and suffering from advanced Parkinson’s disease, is about to receive a lifetime achievement award for his work in the development of in-vitro fertilization. That calls for a family reunion, and given this high-functioning, dysfunctional family, there’s bound to be trouble ahead. As they gather, old resentments erupt as they fight over Richard’s legacy while facing another family member’s serious illness.

Incudes a conversation with playwright Alexis Zegerman.

Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in December 2023.


This play is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series of science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Directed by Sarah Drew
Hugo Armstrong as Professor Richard Myers
Seamus Dever as Thomas Myers
Sarah Drew as the voice of Karen
Patrick Heusinger as Anthony Myers
Kelly McCreary as Dot Myers-Cooper
Monica McSwain as Lily Cooper, Young Dot
Matthew Floyd Miller as Nate Cooper
Desean K. Terry as Phillip Tennyson
Joanne Whalley as Megan Myers
Prepared for Audio by Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Recorded, designed, and mixed by Charles Carroll, and edited by Neil Wogensen for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood
Piano music and musical characters adapted and performed by Rusty Tinder, recorded by Charles Carroll, and Directed by Mark Holden
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