To a large extent, these people are more caricatures than characters. Mr. Gurney hasn't written them with the pen of realism, but brought them together to air a set of views entertainingly. At that he has succeeded. It also does not display a consistent vision of near-future technology, jumbling it a bit with that of the present day and even the recent past; in fact it doesn't feel fully committed to its setting in a general sense. Because of those limitations and a few lapses into bald preachiness, the play can't, at least in its present form, rise to the level of the playwright's best work. What is does provide is a consistently amusing and well-played take on the state of the union.