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.
About the Author
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’Neill Studio. Clark was a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s emerging writers group, Youngblood and was the 2010 Page 73 Playwriting Fellow. Her play, Edgewise, was co-produced by Page 73 and The Play Company in 2010 and her play, Recall, was produced by Colt Coeur at The Wild Project in 2012. Edgewise and Recall are published by Samuel French. Future Thinking was produced at South Coast Repertory in spring 2016. Clark also has written for television including AMC’s “Rubicon” and “The Killing.” She is a writer/producer on “Animal Kingdom” for TNT.
"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.” - 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