Future Thinking

By Eliza Clark
Originally produced at South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, CA
March 24 - April 24, 2016

About the Premiere Production:

(Arye Gross, Jud Williford, Virginia Vale, and Enver Gjokaj. Photo by Ben Horak/SCR..)

Chiara is a spoiled starlet. Peter is a pet photographer. He’s also Chiara’s obsessed, middle-aged stalker-fan, who believes there’s another dimension, where he and Chiara can live happily. It’s Comic Con time, and Peter’s in trouble. He has violated his restraining order and is being held by a security guard who dreams of being a real cop. All Chiara wants is for her stage mom and her bodyguard to get lost—preferably, together. Everyone has a fantasy, and soon they’ll collide—with each other and reality.

Cast: Heidi Dippold, Enver Gjokaj, Arye Gross, Virginia Vale, and Jud Williford.

Director: Lila Neugebraher
Scenic Design: Dane Laffrey
Costume Design: Melissa Trn
Lighting Design: Lap Chi Chu
Original Music/Sound Design: Stowe Nelson
Dramaturg: Kimberly Colburn
Stage Mananger: Kathryn Davies
Assistant Stage Manager: Leia Crawford

• "Eliza Clark's 'Future Thinking' Takes on Child Stars and Comic-Con Culture With Its World Premiere at South Coast Repertory," OC Weekly, March 30, 2016
• "'Future Thinking,' a play set in the world of Comic-Con, gets its world premiere in Costa Mesa," OC Register, March 29, 2016
• "Los Angeles Times • Fantasy and Reality Collide in 'Future Thinking,'" Los Angeles Times, March 16, 2016

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