TRUMPED — an Alternative Musical About an Alternative President Launches to Make Theatre Great Again
Updated: Dec 10, 2018
The production team of TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical — an original take on the reign of the forty-fifth president — have today officially launched their bid to bring the show to the stage for the first time next year Off-Broadway on Donald Trump's home turf in the heart of New York City.
Written by the show’s producer, Ben Fletcher, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical is a two-act satirical play that parodies the 2016 Presidential Election campaign of Donald Trump and his subsequent first year in office as "the most powerful man in the world”.
Opening on the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, just moments before Trump’s acceptance speech for the party’s Presidential nomination, Act I: The Campaign tells the story behind his campaign’s journey from the year’s outsider to the unexpected winner of the electoral college.
With the election over and Donald Trump set to be the United States’ forty-fifth “President”, Act II: The Presidency opens the day following the election when both the world and indeed the current President, are still in shock at the previous day’s result.
Officially live today is the show’s website — analternativemusical.com — with the production also set next week to launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring this necessary offering of comic relief to the audiences of Off-Broadway theatre.
With the aim of bringing the show to as wide an audience as possible, the show’s production team have decided to use this increasingly popular method of funding as an alternative to seeking traditional investment — a process which can often limit creative freedoms and take much longer to complete.
An Alternative Musical writer and producer, Ben Fletcher, today said: “There has never been a time when satire has been a more important part of our daily lives — as an art it is something which can break down barriers between the established hierarchy of a country and the individuals that the corruption at the top is attempting to intimidate. An Alternative Musical is certainly not an accurate or complete portrayal of the facts from the past couple of years, but it is something that will act as a reminder that no one is above the jurisdiction of mockery and satire.”
Co-producer, Brianna Bennett, today said: “Since the project’s soft launch just over a month ago there has been a notable level of interest in the show and this is something we hope will grow and grow as we now kick things off properly.”
An original take on the reign of the forty-fifth president written by Ben Fletcher, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical is a two-act satirical play that parodies the 2016 Presidential Election campaign of Donald J. Trump and his subsequent first year in office as "the most powerful man in the world".
From Eric Trump to Anderson Cooper, Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama, John Oliver to Sarah Palin, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical satirizes the faces you know from all sides.
Featuring 62 individual characters and hundreds of individual jokes, gags, puns and satirical one-liners presented by a company of fifteen, TRUMPED: An Alternative Musical is a show where no-one is spared.