Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
On a secluded Greek island, an American ex-pat pursues his passions: winemaking and his breathtaking young wife. Then, on the eve of Reagan's inauguration, the first tasting of the new wine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of August's former lover. Inspired by Greek tragedy, Lascivious Something combines evocative language with sympathetic yet deeply flawed characters straight out of Euripides.
"Definitely worth spending an undeniably tense evening with, right through an unexpected twist at the end." - Associated Press
"Sheila Callaghan has created a great premise and fascinating characters, her writing intertwining wine and blood and sex as painful but necessary life forces." - Back Stage
"Sometimes dreamlike, often shocking, Lascivious Something is at once both fraught and languorous, its most powerful moments found in the quietest revelations or silent stares. Go with an open mind and you are certain to find that your cup runneth over with ideas by the final bow." - The Collective Magazine
"Callaghan, whose previous work might be described as post-feminist punk incursions into the poetic turf of early Sam Shepard, here employs a more linear narrative line to push her personal-is-political agenda." - LA Weekly
"Blown Away...Honest, captivating from beginning to end. I can't recommend it enough" - CBS News
Lascivious Something premiered at the Circle X Theatre in Los Angeles, CA in March 2010 under the direction of Paul Willis.