Tomorrowland

by  Neena Beber

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 4f

Anna has left graduate school to join the real world, as a writer on a children's television show in Orlando, Florida, she finds that world to be more surreal and absurd than anything she's left behind.

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Tomorrowland

by  Neena Beber

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Anna has left graduate school to join the real world, as a writer on a children's television show in Orlando, Florida, she finds that world to be more surreal and absurd than anything she's left behind. Tomorrowland takes a darkly comic look at death, Disney, and the search for meaning in a world that worships the young and the fake.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Briskly hilarious comedy about a brittle New Yorker who abandons her doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf's use of parenthesis to write scripts for kid's TV show. "– Bob Mondello, Washington City Paper

"If you are not already terrified by the prospect of the Disneyfication of America, this wry exploration of its possible effects will put the fear of Mickey in you." – Charlie Whitehead, Time Out

Considerations

Performing Groups

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

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting:

    A television studion in a theme park in Orlando, Florida.

    The present tense. 

  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 4f
ANNA - a writer, 30 (just) , deep into existential  irony.
WYATT - Anna's boss, at least 40s, former writer now wheeler dealer.
VICKI -20S, earnest, a theme park  princess who grew up on the wrong side of the orange groves.
CARL - A director who is going places, 30s, biracial
RODGER - An obessed fan, 18 going on 13.
DELL - A fan, Rodger's mother. 
EMILY - A voice, a child star at the end of childhood, 13 going on 18, 
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Authors

Neena Beber

Neena Beber’s plays include Jump/Cut, The Dew Point, Tomorrowland, and

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Tomorrowland premiered at the New Georges Theatre in New York City under the direction of Maria Mileaf. 

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