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Fever/Dream - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Fever/Dream

Sheila Callaghan

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573699245

An adaptation of Calderón’s Life is a Dream
"Enjoyably stylish [with an] antic pace and witty aesthetic." - Washington Post

"Ambitious, often uproarious." - City Paper
"[Callaghan has] a keen eye for the outlandish. Exudes the kind of infectious zaniness that occasionally attracts cult followings." - Variety

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Description

Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature)

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Multimedia

Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Opportunity for Spectacle

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama
Chained to his desk in the basement of customer service hell, Segis suddenly finds himself set free in the CEO's penthouse—but is it a dream? This raucous reinvention of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's Life is a Dream gleefully skewers corporate America with razor-sharp wit.

REVIEWS

"Enjoyably stylish [with an] antic pace and witty aesthetic." - Washington Post

"Ambitious, often uproarious." - City Paper

"A pizzazz-filled concoction that skewers corporatism with a generous supply side of laughs. [Callaghan] is without doubt the purveyor of top-shelf American wit." - Metro Weekly

"[Callaghan has] a keen eye for the outlandish. Exudes the kind of infectious zaniness that occasionally attracts cult followings." - Variety

"I can't remember the last time a play made me laugh so hard. Between the chuckles and belly laughs, the dialog is surprisingly layered, and gives the audience plenty to think about. Fever/Dream is about as funny as the sharpest Hollywood comedy, and far more rewarding." - BrightestYoungThings.com

Fever/Dream was first presented in a workshop production at the Occidental College Theater Department in in the fall of 2007. It was directed by Jessica Kubzansky. The play was subsequently presented in its professional world premiere by artistic director Howard Shalwitz and managing director Jeffery Herrmann at the Wooly mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, in June 2009. It was directed by Howard Shalwitz.

Characters

CASTING

3m, 3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

SEGIS
ROSE
CLAIRE
FRED CLOTALDO
SECURITY GUARDS
STELLA STRONG
ASTON MARTIN
BILL BASIL
ACCOUNTANTS
4 ASSOCIATES
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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