On the day of his funeral viewing, a recently-deceased man’s spirit finds itself in the funeral parlor viewing room with his wife, son, and daughter as each comes to say their goodbyes. As he tries to interact with them, he realizes that they cannot see or hear him, though he has no trouble doing either with them. As the afternoon progresses, what he learns from each of them is not at all what he remembers of his life. The play is an intriguing blend of dialogue within monologue as the characters are faced with the triumphs and shortcomings in each of their lives, leading them to an uplifting coming-to-terms with the love they have for one another.
CROSSING THE VEIL was inspired by an occurance at the funeral viewing of the author's own father, where his brother -- a man with 30 years' experience and training in the senses and crafts of Shamanism -- felt their father's spirit in the room as they came to say their final goodbyes.