Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - The living room of Jack and Lisa's flat.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Scenes from Family Life is a charged and punchy play about relationships and the last two people left on earth. Lisa and Jack are teenagers, but they are about to become adults; Lisa is pregnant, and neither of them can wait for the baby to arrive and their lives to start. But then Lisa vanishes – into thin air. Jack panics until she comes back, but then she disappears again, and then it turns out that everyone is dematerialising, all over the planet people are disappearing. Quickly, the only people left in the world are Jack and his heavily pregnant friend Stacy. Jack adjusts to the silent and primitive world; but for Stacey it begins to turn into a nightmare. And when the vanished start to return, Jack has to learn how complex adult relationships are.
"Scenes From Family Life is a story pregnant with possibilities, and feels as if Ionesco has suddenly started writing scripts for Doctor Who." - The Guardian
Scenes From Family Life was commissioned by National Theatre Connections. It was performed at the National in 2008.