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Future Thinking

Future Thinking
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Eliza Clark
Publisher: Samuel French
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 76
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 0573705925
ISBN-13: 9780573705922
Cast Size: 2 female, 3 male

About the Play:

Future Thinking is a full-length comedy by Eliza Clark. Chiara is a 23 year old starlet, spoiled and desperate for her stage mom and bodyguard to stay out of her way. Peter is a pet photographer who also happens to be Chiara's obsessed, middle-aged stalker-fan. When Peter throws caution to the wind and ignores the restraining order that's meant to keep him away from Chiara, their worlds come together at Comic Con.

Future Thinking about a spoiled starlet and a middle-aged pet photographer whose worlds collide at Comic-Con. 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 room, doing battle with her controlling "Mom-ager," a Kris Jenner-like Svengali figure, 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. As Peter's fantasy (which includes visions of another dimension where he and the pop star object of his affections live happily ever after) and Chiara's reality collide, the offbeat comedy of Future Thinking unfolds.

Future Thinking premiered in 2016 at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California and was included in the Kilroys List, an annual survey of outstanding new plays by female and trans writers. Since then the play has been staged in regional theatres and performed in college theatres as a showcase of student talent.

Cast: 2 female, 3 male

What people say:

"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

"A garden of comedy [...] Future Thinking is elaborate, modern, and entertaining." — The Orange Curtain Review

"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." —

"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

About the Playwright:

Eliza Clark is an American actress and writer. She is a playwright whose work has been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Orange County, among others. She also has written for television including AMC's Rubicon and The Killing. She was a writer/producer on Animal Kingdom for TNT. She is the showrunner for the FX series Y: The Last Man based on the comic book series of the same name.