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Tomorrowland - Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire


Jeffrey Jones

Full Length Play, Satire/Political Satire

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780881453010

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Full Length Play

Satire/Political Satire

“The essence of Jeffrey M Jones' TOMORROWLAND, his second `historical-quotation' play to be produced by Brass Tacks Theater, is collision... Cultural memory collides with present realities. Genres collide so hard they take on each other's characteristics. The American dream crashes into the manipulative impulses and paranoias behind it. Conventional images careen into walls of tension, anxiety and neurosis. What seems to be real keeps banging into what actually might be real. It's not pretty. It is very funny and unusually stimulating. TOMORROWLAND has been created totally out of found texts quoted from movies, pulp fiction, T V sitcoms and game shows, advertisements, political transcripts and journalism, all turned out in 1950, the salad days of the post-War period and the peak of American feel-good optimism. The stories are intercut and juxtaposed, each commenting on and influencing the way we see the others. They ultimately become so thoroughly mixed that they meld together becoming a fascinating, interwoven collage that shows American culture in ways we've seldom viewed it. There's clearly a lot of play in this play, but Jones takes it far beyond the parlor game of spin the radio dial. His intertwining narratives are intelligent and insightful without losing the ironic wit and sense of play at the theatrical heart of the work.... Jones' work deals insightfully with the way language is misappropriated and used to create illusions... Jones has created an interesting arena for contemplating the often illusory ways we perceive our world.”Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star & Tribune   “Mobius strips in which formal experiment twisted into and became satire...”Alisa Solomon


3m, 3f

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