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Kingdom Come (Weiner) - Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

Kingdom Come (Weiner)

Jenny Rachel Weiner

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Full Length Play, Dark Comedy

1m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573706172

Our new, digital world is upended in Kingdom Come,Jenny Rachel Weiner's blisteringly funny and all-too-relatable comedy about what happens when the feelings are real, but the people are not.

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Full Length Play

Dark Comedy

Romantic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day

Settings Of Play -

A city 30 miles south of Las Vegas—Carson City, Nevada. Then later, Los Angeles. Present Day. 


No intermission, Multimedia

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


Strong Language




College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


From Off-Broadway

Samantha is lonely and confined to her bed. Layne is shy and too afraid of the world to journey into it. But when these two thirty-somethings connect through an online dating site, they fall for each other fast and hard. What could go wrong? Considering that they’re both pretending to be someone else, the short answer is: everything. When people are free to project any version of themselves they wish, who knows where reality ends and fantasy begins? Our new, digital world is upended in Kingdom Come, Jenny Rachel Weiner’s blisteringly funny and all-too-relatable comedy about what happens when the feelings are real, but the people are not.


"Funny, affecting and sensitively drawn, with surprising twists [...] This unconventional romantic comedy is a testament to playwright Jenny Rachel Weiner's inventiveness." - The Hollywood Reporter

"Gorgeous and expertly carved. The best way to describe Jenny Rachel Weiner's thoughtful play is 'human.'" - Talkin' Broadway

"Jenny Rachel Weiner's theatrical thought experiment leaves us with interesting questions to chew on." - TheaterMania 

“Harrowing and Thrilling.” - The New Yorker

Kingdom Come premiered at the Rouandabout Theatre as a part of the Roundabout Underground programming in New York City in November 2016 under the direction of Kip Fagan.



1m, 4f

SAMANTHA CARLIN - (30’s/F) Samantha has mousy hair so thin you can see her scalp. The bed Samantha lives in is raised and has large guardrails that protect her from falling out. Samantha weighs approx. 600 lbs and is mostly confined to her bed. It takes most of the effort she has to move from one room to another, so she usually doesn’t—she shits into a pan and pees into a catheter and is scrubbed down to get clean and eats when food it is brought to her. She has been this way since she was eighteen. Before then, Samantha wheeled herself around in a wheelchair. Before that, she walked, but her knees hurt.
DELORES AQUENDO - (late 40’s, early 50’s/F) SAMANTHA’s health aide. She was hired by Samantha’s Mom. She’s been working for Samantha for about a year. Originally from Colombia. She is obsessed with her son.
LAYNE FALCONE - (30’s/F) (pronounced Lay-nee) Layne is lonely and suffers from anxiety. Layne is an office assistant at an insurance company. She wears nude stockings everyday and neutral skirt-suits from ROSS DRESS FOR LESS. Layne is the kind of girl nobody sees. Layne lives alone. She cooks alone. She sleeps alone. She prays alone. She sings alone. She thinks alone. 
SUZ MILLER - (20’s/F) LAYNE’s coworker at Hensher Insurance Agency. Suz is a ditz and a party girl, but somewhere underneath all the rhinestones and eye shadow is a good heart. She’s bubbly like champagne, but like the really shitty kind from the corner deli. 
DOMINICK AQUENDO - (30’s/M) a hot, simple, seemingly vapid Latino man. He is Delores’ son. He knows how to use his looks to get what he wants. He’s an “actor/model” in LA, but is actually a busboy at a bakery. 

  • About Kingdom Come

Jenny Rachel Weiner

Jenny Rachel Weiner

Jenny Rachel Weiner is a playwright and actress based in New York City, and is the 2016/2017 Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at the Roundabout Theatre where she is an Associate Artist and currently under commission. Select plays include: diventare (The Harold & Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award), Horse Girls (Fordham/Primary Stages, the cell, Ars Nova; New York, ... view full profile

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Lauren Breath 11/29/2017 8:19 AM
This play is amazing! Jenny Rachel Weiner found the perfect balance of funny and seriousness when creating this show. The modern technology aspect on stage hasn’t really been seen and now this show is a great opportunity to show that side of virtual human interaction on stage! I love this play!

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