Life Plan, or How to Live your Best Life in a Collapsing World!

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Audience

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It's that rare time of year when the Life Plan presentation comes through the Los Angeles Habitable Zone! Tired of struggling in underground shelters and fleeing from mutated puss mutts? Life Plan is the answer! You can live out your dream life and you can experience true fulfillment, but only if you come to one of our five Life Plan Presentations this June. This is your last chance of 2068, so don't miss out!

Life Plan is immersive satirical sci-fi — you're live at a timeshare sales pitch from our dystopian future. Fulfillment is the offer. Salvation is the opportunity. Will you cash out? Will you buy in?

> “Chilling! Terrifying! Stunning! The commodification of wisdom, the bastardization of motivation, the commercialization of truth, the epitome of modern advertising, the trivialization of the human psyche, of the bitter culmination of capitalism.” – The playwright's mother-in-law.

Written by Matthew Latkiewicz (truTV's You Can Do Better) and Brian Janosch (The Onion, Adult Swim). Directed by Paul Hogan (truTV's You Can Do Better)

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This show is hilarious in its execution and frightening with possibilities for humanity’s future. The entire cast of this show brings their A game, but the real stars of the show is Matthew Latkiewicz’s inventive concept and hilarious script. The fictional world is perfectly crafted and revealed to the audience in tiny pieces, so when the audience figures out what’s going on, little gasps of realization can be heard all over the house. The whole evening is fun and thought-provoking.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


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While absurd, the worldbuilding of the near future sci fi world still manages to feel like an extrapolation of current issues, even if it is taken ad absurdum.

Every one of our four actors - sorry, "Presenters" - does a magnificent job, each conveying so much character and revealing so much about their hypothetical future world.

The multimedia aspect was solidly done - sometimes with theatre it can feel distracting or like an afterthought, but a lot of effort was put into making it look like a bona fide Tony Robbins adjacent presentation.

And it made me think a lot. It's interesting - the themes of this piece certainly scrutinize a lot of the popular self-help advice going around, but it still got me thinking a lot about those cliches. Seizing the moment and all that. As a man who perpetually doesn't know what the hell he wants, it was one more layer to the already rich existential dread cake I was having forcefed down my gullet.

This show was very funny. Also, I hardly laughed because I was seized by existential dread for about half of the runtime. Highly recommended!

sweet - Drew Petriello


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This show is hilarious in its execution and frightening with possibilities for humanity’s future. The entire cast of this show brings their A game, but the real stars of the show is Matthew Latkiewicz’s inventive concept and hilarious script. The fictional world is perfectly crafted and revealed to the audience in tiny pieces, so when the audience figures out what’s going on, little gasps of realization can be heard all over the house. The whole evening is fun and thought-provoking.

sweet - Jim Blanchette


Avatar

While absurd, the worldbuilding of the near future sci fi world still manages to feel like an extrapolation of current issues, even if it is taken ad absurdum.

Every one of our four actors - sorry, "Presenters" - does a magnificent job, each conveying so much character and revealing so much about their hypothetical future world.

The multimedia aspect was solidly done - sometimes with theatre it can feel distracting or like an afterthought, but a lot of effort was put into making it look like a bona fide Tony Robbins adjacent presentation.

And it made me think a lot. It's interesting - the themes of this piece certainly scrutinize a lot of the popular self-help advice going around, but it still got me thinking a lot about those cliches. Seizing the moment and all that. As a man who perpetually doesn't know what the hell he wants, it was one more layer to the already rich existential dread cake I was having forcefed down my gullet.

This show was very funny. Also, I hardly laughed because I was seized by existential dread for about half of the runtime. Highly recommended!

sweet - Drew Petriello