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Crawl, Fade to White - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Crawl, Fade to White

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573696701

"A gutsy writer with a gift for creating vivid images rooted in the emotional life of her characters." - The New York Times
"Audiences trying to process this engagingly quirky new play might find themselves gaping - like they're watching the cosmos disrobe.'" - Time Out New York


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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

90 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.

REVIEWS

"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.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Parts for Senior Actors

LOUISE / YOUNG LOUISE – Female, 38…
FRAN / VOICE – Female, 45-55
DAN – Male, 45-55
APRIL – Female, early twenties
NOLAN – Male, early twenties
NIKO – Male, 28-32
Author
Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

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