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Affluenza! - Full Length Play, Comedy

Affluenza!

James Sherman

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573632358

"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…

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Farce

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

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

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.

Characters

CASTING

4m, 2f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

William Moore - A rich old white guy.

Jerome Moore - His son.

Eugene Moore - His nephew.

Ruth Moore - His ex-wife.

Dawn - His girlfriend.

Bernard - His employee.  African-American.

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
James Sherman

James Sherman

James Sherman is the author of the plays Magic Time, The God of Isaac, Mr. 80%, The Escape Artist, Beau Jest, This Old Man Came Rolling Home, Jest A Second!, Romance in D, From Door to Door, The Old Man’s Friend, Affluenza!, Half and Half, Relatively Close, and Jacob and Jack.James was a theatre student at Illinois State University in the early 1970’s. He began his professional career as a writer ... view full profile

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