Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The play takes place in the penthouse apartment in an old building in Chicago overlooking Lake Michigan.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre
William Moore lives in his penthouse apartment with his loyal assistant, Bernard, and his net worth of six hundred million dollars. When he brings home his new girlfriend, his son and ex-wife are none too happy about it.
Who gets what and who ends up with whom is revealed in this contemporary comedy of manners.
"James Sherman has created a Moliere play for our times. A clever and delightful piece of theatre." - Chicago Reader
"James Sherman's Affluenza! is an impressive piece of work -- a witty balancing act that gets laughs from age-old human foibles as well as our present age of untrammeled corporate greed." - The Kansas City Star
"Sherman's vital Americanese displays all of the lightness, gaiety and poetic skill of the French satirist's classic French." - The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
Affluenza! premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater on November 14, 2003 under the direction of Dennis Zacek.