Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
A scream is heard throughout the stratosphere. It is the voice of the lamp. Louise is selling this expensive family heirloom to keep her daughter April in school and cease her more sordid "consultant" profession. April rushes home with lover in tow to halt the proceedings and save the lamp, but it has been intercepted by a quiet and bizarre middle-aged couple with a haunting secret. Attempts to reclaim the lamp are made, as a misplaced father slowly fades to white in the background.
"A gutsy writer with a gift for creating vivid images rooted in the emotional life of her characters. " - The New York Times
"...Troubled and precocious college dropout April is described to her mother, Louise, as 'stunningly brilliant' – a line that fits her creator, Sheila Callaghan. The odd characters populating Crawl, Fade to White frantically eat dirt and twist menacingly. Audiences trying to process this engagingly quirky new play might find themselves gaping - like they're watching the cosmos disrobe.'" - Time Out New York
Crawl, Fade to White was commissioned by South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa, California; developed at the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota; and first performed at Theatre of NOTE in Los Angeles, California, in 2005. A revised version of the play was subsequently workshopped at Fordham University in New York City in winter 2008.