Future Thinking

by  Eliza Clark

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

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

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Future Thinking

by  Eliza Clark

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

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.
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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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


Videos

  • 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
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Hotel rooms rented out for a Comic Book/TV/Movie convention.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes

Casting

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
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Cast Attributes

  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

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’Neil ...

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Future Thinking premiered at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, CA in March 2016 under the direction of Lila Neugebauer.

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