#WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trumpby Erik Abbott
When and Where
September 20 – 23 at 8pm
September 24 at 5pm
Théâtre National du Luxembourg ‘Bar National’ (lobby) space: 194,
route de Longwy, L-1940 Luxembourg.
20€ (Students 10€)
www.luxembourgticket.lu or phone (+352) 47 08 95 1
- “a complex emotional and cultural tapestry examining the Trump effect” – Wort
- “Stupendous show, absolutely stupendous!” – Chronicle
- “The audience leaves breathless and with new perspectives on the Trump phenomenon” – Delano
- “Suddenly words like “community” and “truth” have a rather hollow ring !“ – d’Lëtzebuerger Land
#WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trump.
The original solo piece will be presented September 20 – 24 at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg ‘Bar National’ (lobby) space: 194, route de Longwy, L-1940 Luxembourg.
Written and performed by Actors Rep Artistic Director Erik Abbott, the play was originally commissioned by Théâtre d’Esch and developed by Abbott and Théâtre d’Esch Director Charles Muller as a piece for the Ville de Esch-sur-Alzette’s ‘Nuit de la Culture’ in May, 2017.
Only short segments were performed.
Now completely re-imagined and substantially revised, and with direction by Actors Rep Associate Artistic Director Christine Probst, the show theatrically explores the curious phenomenon of the Donald Trump Presidency.
How did a brash and confrontational billionaire real estate developer and reality television personality bluster his way to the Presidency of the United States? And how has his controversial term in office affected the lives and views of those who supported and support him?
Does Donald Trump in the White House represent a new and profound movement in the body politic or is it just another way to increase the value of his brand?
Abbott portrays several Trump supporters from a Coal Miner to a member of Congress. The characters, some of whose monologues are based on published interviews with real voters, present a variety of voices and viewpoints—alternately sympathetic, funny, perhaps frightening—and reveal a complex emotional and cultural tapestry examining the Trump effect in a compelling, theatrical way.
Inspired by the headlines, #WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trump is Actors Rep’s latest production its quest to deliver passionate, thought-provoking, professional English-language theatre for Luxembourg audiences.
Théâtre National du
Luxembourg ‘Bar National’
194, route de Longwy
September 20 – 23 at 8pm and September 24 at 5pm