Fever/Dream

by  Sheila Callaghan

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 3f

"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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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature)
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • Scene work
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Accolades

  • Sheila Callaghan is the 2007 recipient of the Whiting Award for Drama

Reviews

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

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Multimedia
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 3f
SEGIS
ROSE
CLAIRE
FRED CLOTALDO
SECURITY GUARDS
STELLA STRONG
ASTON MARTIN
BILL BASIL
ACCOUNTANTS
4 ASSOCIATES
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

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 ...

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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.

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