Tanner (the infamous protagonist in the Affluenza case ) is in a playground of satisfied desires: he is a rockstar, a lover, a mystic who can communicate with the dead, the deserved recipient of privilege. His illness, affluenza, is hilarious but still real. It traps him in a delusion that he (or the criminal justice system) will eventually break. Great Glaciation is our peek in. How far can delusion take us? Even his mother, in a fantasy of motherly self-sacrifice, is forced to crack— letting the stale motel room seep in. Sofya’s play takes on American values of self-made wealth, motherly self-sacrifice, fame, and individualism. It does the necessary work to unpack the morality and illness of capital.
By: Sofya Weitz
Performers: Jacob Brandt, Marina Berry, Serena Berman
Performance History: The Pit (May 2016)