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Future Thinking - Full Length Play, Comedy

Future Thinking

Eliza Clark

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573705922

"A garden of comedy [...] Future Thinkingis elaborate, modern, and entertaining." - The Orange Curtain Review

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play


120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play - Hotel rooms rented out for a Comic Book/TV/Movie convention.


Interior Set

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 twenty-three-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.



3m, 2f

PETER FORD - male, a super fan
JIM BARNARD - male, a security guard
CHIARA FARROW - female, a superstar
CRYSTAL FARROW - female, a stage mom
SANDY MILLS - male, a bodyguard
  • Actor Arye Gross discusses Future Thinking

  • Excerpts from South Coast Rep's production of Future Thinking

  • South Coast Rep Artistic Director Marc Masterson discusses Future Thinking

Eliza Clark

Eliza Clark

Eliza Clark has had her plays developed at Manhattan Theatre Club, the Studio at Cherry Lane Theatre, Page 73 Productions, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Provincetown Playhouse, The New York International Fringe Festival and Yale University. She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory and Yale University’s O’Neill Studio. Clark was a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s emerging writers group ... view full profile

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