cover art by Martell Design
“The essence of Jeffrey M Jones'
TOMORROWLAND, his second `historical-quotation' play to be produced by Brass
Tacks Theater, is collision... Cultural memory collides with present realities.
Genres collide so hard they take on each other's characteristics. The American
dream crashes into the manipulative impulses and paranoias behind it.
Conventional images careen into walls of tension, anxiety and neurosis. What
seems to be real keeps banging into what actually might be real. It's not
pretty. It is very funny and unusually stimulating. TOMORROWLAND has been
created totally out of found texts quoted from movies, pulp fiction, T V sitcoms
and game shows, advertisements, political transcripts and journalism, all turned
out in 1950, the salad days of the post-War period and the peak of American
feel-good optimism. The stories are intercut and juxtaposed, each commenting on
and influencing the way we see the others. They ultimately become so thoroughly
mixed that they meld together becoming a fascinating, interwoven collage that
shows American culture in ways we've seldom viewed it. There's clearly a lot of
play in this play, but Jones takes it far beyond the parlor game of spin the
radio dial. His intertwining narratives are intelligent and insightful without
losing the ironic wit and sense of play at the theatrical heart of the work....
Jones' work deals insightfully with the way language is misappropriated and used
to create illusions... Jones has created an interesting arena for contemplating
the often illusory ways we perceive our world.”
Mike Steele, Minneapolis Star & Tribune
“Mobius strips in which formal
experiment twisted into and became satire...”
originally produced by Creation Production Company, New York
3 M 3 F
I S B N: 0-88145-301-3
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