The Civic Ensemble's Godfrey Simmons will perform Mike Daiseys edgy, funny, and provocative monologue "The Trump Card" at the Kitchen Theatre on the eve of the 2018 mid-term elections, November 5.
The one-night-only performance will benefit WRFI Community Radio. Get your tickets here.
"The Trump Card" is an exploration of the Trumps life story, influences, and his ascent to political power. The monologue analyzes the first reality television star cum president as a performer rather than as a politician. "The Trump Card" is neither comedic impersonation nor political diatribe and is critical of Democrats as well as Republicans.
Its an examination of our current political moment and a call for self reflection among Americans of every stripe.
Simmons will be coming directly from New York where he is currently onstage in the hit off-broadway play "The Winning Side." He and dramaturg Ron Russell have adapted the play which was originally written in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.
Doors at 7pm, cash bar and live music; show at 8pm.
Attention: This play contains strong language and themes.
This performance is part of the Kitchen Theatre Company's Kitchen Sink Series. This series offers performers and groups within the greater Ithaca community the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre. The Kitchen Sink is perfect for readings, concerts, screenings, full productions, and everything in between. The Kitchen Sink Series receives support from CFCU Community Federal Credit Union, the Kitchen Theatre’s 2018-19 Community Engagement Sponsor.
Here is an excerpt from Mike Daisey's production of "The Trump Card."
Mr. Simmons headshot: Kristin Hoebermann
Trump illustration: Lynn Beittel
Poster design: Felix Teitelbaum