Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Hotel rooms rented out for a Comic Book/TV/Movie convention.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
Strong Language, Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Middle-aged super fan Peter finds himself in a makeshift interrogation room at the mercy of Comic Con security after violating the restraining order placed against him by his favorite television starlet. Meanwhile, spoiled starlet Chiara is holed up in a hotel suite with her stage mom and bodyguard, trapped by the demands that come with being a rising star. Peter is determined to fulfill his destiny, a meeting with the 23-year-old where he can deliver her an important and mysterious message. All Chiara wants is for her mom and her bodyguard to get lost, preferably, together. Everyone has a fantasy, and soon they’ll collide with each other and with reality.
"A garden of comedy [...] Future Thinking is elaborate, modern, and entertaining." - The Orange Curtain Review, Read More
"What begins as a play about how people's fantasies can get in the way of their reality turns into a play in which people's reality can also screw up their fantasies.” - Ocweekly.com
"Clark’s play is such a captivating treat, as are its characters, who manage at once to be both quirky and absolutely real.” - Stage Scene LA
“Come for the Comic Con appeal but stay for the true comedy of Future Thinking, a highly literate and wildly funny world premiere at South Coast Repertory.” - Los Angeles Times
Check out these photos from South Coast Repertory's production of Future Thinking in March 2016.
Future Thinking premiered at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Lila Neugebauer.