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Advance Man: Part One of The Honeycomb Trilogy - Full Length Play, Drama

Advance Man: Part One of The Honeycomb Trilogy

Mac Rogers

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573704932

Advance Manis the first part of Mac Rogers' science fiction epic The Honeycomb Trilogy,three stand-alone plays set in the same universe chronicling a primal conflict that will redefine the nature of the human race.

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play


Science Fiction

More than 120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century

Settings Of Play -

Coral Gables, Florida, a few years in the future. The play takes place in the Cooke family’s living room. 


Interior Set




College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre

Astronaut Bill Cooke returns from the first manned mission to Mars bearing secrets and illicit cargo. Now his wife and teenage children are all that stand between Bill and a shocking action that will alter not only their lives, but also all of humanity. Advance Man is the first part of Mac Rogers’ science fiction epic The Honeycomb Trilogy, three stand-alone plays set in the same universe chronicling a primal conflict – at once intimate and global – that will redefine the nature of the human race.


“It’s always nice to see sci-fi wrested from movies and TV and brought back to the stage. This is especially true when it is in the hands of talented artists like Mac Rogers and director Jordana Williams [...] If the first play in the series, Advance Man, is any indication, Rogers has written another sci-fi hit.” - StageBuzz, Read More
“If you want to make an argument for bringing science fiction to live theater, look no further than Mac Rogers’ Advance Man.” - Tor.com, Read More
“CRITICS PICK! This effectual first part thrives in its persuasive entangling of science fiction with straightforward domestic drama.” - Backstage, Read More
“Fascinating, suspenseful, and gripping [...] Mac Rogers is one of the most intriguing playwrights working today.” Broadway World, Read More
“Rogers’ writing is daring [...] Jordana Williams’ direction is nothing short of fantastic. I was with this play every moment. And I eagerly wait what happens next in part two.” NYTheatre.com, Read More

The Honeycomb Trilogy was originally presented by Gideon Productions in three separate productions over the first half of 2012 at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City, NY. Advance Man premiered in January 2012 under the direction of Jordana Williams.



5m, 5f


Role(s) for Latino Actor(s), Multicultural casting


The Cooke family members can be any race/ethnicity. It would probably work best if they look biologically related.

BILL COOKE – 40s, male.
AMELIA COOKE – 40s, female. 
RONNIE COOKE – 18, female.
ABBIE COOKE – 15, male. 
CONOR – 40s, male, any ethnicity.
VALERIE – 40s, female, any ethnicity.
BELINDA – 30s, female, any ethnicity.
RAF– 30s, male, Latino. 
KIP – 40s to 60s, any ethnicity
LYNN – 30s to 50s, any ethnicity
  • Yellow Lab Productions trailer for Advance Man


Mac Rogers

Mac Rogers is a playwright and performer who lives in Brooklyn with his fiance Sandy. Playscripts, Inc. previously published his play The Second String. His play Universal Robots was anthologized in the New York Theatre Experience's "Plays and Playwrights 2008" anthology, and Hail Satan won a FringeNYC 2007 Outstanding Playwriting Award. Along with Sean and Jordana Williams, Mac wrote Fleet Week: ... view full profile

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