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Brett Neveu
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An industrialist in the near future utilizes every means possible to get an inventor to sign over his revolutionary creation that will inevitably change the world. Corporate greed never met creative angst with such dramatic and hilarious results.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (1 female, 3 male)
Full Length Dark Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“The great joke of the universe — well, there are lots of great jokes of the universe. But one of them, certainly, is that human beings can’t be trusted with the things they’re capable of creating. We build combustion engines and choke on them, split atoms only to irradiate ourselves. Brett Neveu’s new farce does a fine, crazed, funny job of telling that joke. Chris is an inventor who’s come up with something astonishing. He takes it to Britt, who develops and markets astonishing inventions. Trouble is, some of Britt’s previous astonishments have wreaked so much havoc that his corporate headquarters is under violent siege from all sides. Chris’s sit-down with Britt turns into something out of Jurassic Park — assuming the park were run by General Jack Ripper from Dr Strangelove.” —Tony Adler, Chicago Reader

About the Author


  • Brett Neveu

    Brett Neveu's work has been produced by a number of theaters, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, Strawdog Theatre Company, TimeLine Theatre Company, American Theater Company, Spring Theatreworks, Aardvark Theatre and 29th Street Rep. He has developed plays with The New Group, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, The 42nd Street Workshop Theater, Marin Theatre Company and is a resident-alum with Chicago Dramatists. He has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club (Sloan Commission), Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Writers' Theatre and Strawdog Theatre. Mr. Neveu is the recipient of The Goodman Theatre's Ofner Prize for New Work and the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres. He is also an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre. Several of his plays have been published through Broadway Play Publishing. Mr. Neveu has taught writing at Northwestern University, DePaul University, and Second City Training Center.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/10/2018
Pages 68
ISBN 9780881457964

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

Originally produced by A Red Orchid Theatre, Chicago, IL, in January 2012

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Megacosm is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC