Feverland is an all-girl tribute play by Connie Kuntz about the life and times of Al Capone.
Al’s story — performed by female actors — begins in Brooklyn when he falls in love with Mae, peaks in Chicago with the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, and ends in his Florida mansion when he is dying from syphilis.
Told mostly from Mae’s perspective, Feverland gives the audience an intimate look at at a seasoned — but paranoid — criminal who values loyalty over family, appearance over reality, and routine over love. Mae — instead of being a patient and blissfully unaware wife — is introverted, calculating, and strategic.
The cast is rounded out by Al’s loyal hitmen, Boy #1 and Boy #2, and Al’s soft-spoken, bed-wetting son aptly called Junior.
Feverland is a one-hour one-act drama with comedy. It’s getting a virtual reading at First Draft through Chicago Dramatists on Monday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. and it is free and open to the public. There are violent themes along with implied nudity, some sexuality, and mild profanity.
Feverland by Connie Kuntz
Al Capone – Jessica Rivera
Mae Capone – Meg Elliot
Junior Capone – Maeve Devitt
Boy #1 – Rhiannon Frazier
Boy #2 – Stephanie Grilo
Stage Directions – Jesse Kuntz
To receive the Zoom link, email First Draft director Maria Pretzl at firstname.lastname@example.org.