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Virtual Reality

Alan Arkin

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m

The second of the three hit comedies produced Off Broadway under the title Power Plays.

Virtual Reality

by  Alan Arkin

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The second of the three hit comedies produced Off Broadway under the title Power Plays. The author and his son originally starred as men waiting for equipment to do an unspecified job. The one in charge insists on doing a dry run inventory of the contents of the expected crates. The purely hypothetical assumes a wacky, sinister autonomy that transports them to a frozen wilderness.

History
Virtual Reality was originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in April 1998 under the direction of Alan Arkin as a part of the collection of shorts, Power Plays.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
Cautions
  • Gun Shots
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Setting: A dark room.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
DE RECHA - An older man, Lefty's supervisor.
LEFTY 
- A younger man, new to the job with De Recha.

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REVIEWS

"Classic comedies...with subversive details that keep catching you off guard....The evening...percolates with actorly inventiveness and a willingness to pursue a warped logic step by step into the land of absurdity. Has a heady sense of discovery, of seeing prototypical situations being twisted and spun to the point of dizziness, of disparate comic minds bouncing off each other." - The New York Times, Read More

"...an enriching collaboration between veteran masters of off-the-wall humor." - VarietyRead More

"A giddy delight." - New York Post

"Hilarious as well as thoughtful." - The New York Daily News

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Alan Arkin

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