Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play - A dark room.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Reader's Theatre
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
The second of the three hit comedies produced Off Broadway under the title Power Plays
. The author and his son originally starred as men waiting for equipment to do an unspecified job. The one in charge insists on doing a dry run inventory of the contents of the expected crates. The purely hypothetical assumes a wacky, sinister autonomy that transports them to a frozen wilderness.
"Classic comedies...with subversive details that keep catching you off guard....The evening...percolates with actorly inventiveness and a willingness to pursue a warped logic step by step into the land of absurdity. Has a heady sense of discovery, of seeing prototypical situations being twisted and spun to the point of dizziness, of disparate comic minds bouncing off each other." - The New York Times, Read More
"...an enriching collaboration between veteran masters of off-the-wall humor." - Variety, Read More
"A giddy delight." - New York Post
"Hilarious as well as thoughtful." - The New York Daily News
Virtual Reality was originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in April 1998 under the direction of Alan Arkin as a part of the collection of shorts, Power Plays.