Comedy/Drama. Adapted by Yehuda Duenyas from the novella by George Saunders.
Cast: 5m., 3w. with doubling. May be further doubled to 3m., 2w. or expanded to 8m., 5w. Pastoralia brings to the stage New York Times best-selling author George Saunders' heartbreaking and hilarious vision of betrayal, loyalty and humiliation in a decaying American theme park. In a twisted yet recognizable version of corporate life, Ed and Janet work as cavemen re-enactors in a second-rate Disney-like amusement park teetering on the brink of financial ruin. Both have family troubles back home and are desperate to keep their jobs in the face of company-wide layoffs and morally dubious practices. It's the 21st century of corporate bosses, fax machines, drugs and tourists, a dystopia that explodes with dark wit and razor-sharp intelligence. Area staging. Approximate running time: 90 minutes.