|WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT “TRUMP L’OEIL” TO PLAY TWO NIGHTS IN NEW YORK CITY|
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|SEEING IS DECEIVING!
WORLD PREMIERE CONCERT PRESENTATION
TO PLAY TWO NIGHTS
THE FLORENCE GOULD HALL AT FIAF
SEPTEMBER 24 & 25
ARTWORK AVAILABLE HERE
TRAILER AVAILABLE HERE
New York, NY - Announced today is the world premiere concert presentation of Trump L'oeil , a musical experience blending the elements of the Trompe-l'œil art form with the dizzying narratives to have come out of the previous administration. Created by Henry Biggs, Trump L'oeil will play a two-night engagement on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, both at 8pm, at the Florence Gould Hall at FIAF (55 East 59th Street) - around the corner from Trump Tower.
Life hilariously imitates art as Trump and his presidency are marched through Escher's stairwell, Magritte's apples, Dali's melting clocks and other iconic trompe-l'œil and surrealist art. Trump L'oeil takes the text along for the ride as the songs turn out themselves also to be spectacular trompe-l'œil illusions. A rollicking romp that pokes fun at both sides of the aisle.
"I realized early on that Trump was a tool, if you will, and that he could serve the musical form and art surprisingly well. People tell me that this show is awesome in its catharticness - the pandemic has just been rough on all of us and this is that light at the end of the tunnel that puts it all in perspective. Ultimately, I think people will be surprised how playful it is, and how well all of the art integrates with the story," said creator Henry Biggs.
The cast of Trump L'oeil stars Henry Biggs as Trump, and also features Joe Capstick, Toni Del Sorbo, Zak Farmer, Nicole Fazia, Zachary Flores, Janice Hall, Michal Kolaczkowski, Cedric Leiba, Jr., Robert McPherson, Noah Christopher Rubeck, Troy Valjean Rucker, Hank Santos, Bobby Underwood, Emma Vielbig, and Chadwick Vogel.
The creative team for Trump L'oeil features Henry Biggs (Book/Lyrics), Greg Shinby (Music), Ginger B. Shy (Lyrics), Preston Jones (Music), Kristi Gunther (Director), Kristin Yancy (Choreographer), Derek Elz (Projections), Abigail Hoke-Brady (Lighting Design), Cosette Pin (Sound Design), Ásta Bennie Hostetter (Costume Design), Mona Seyed-Bolorforosh (Music Director), and Irina Gorovaia (Production Stage Manager). Casting is by Alison Franck/Franck Casting, CSA, and General Management is by Showtown Theatricals.
Trump L'oeil is produced by Greg Shinby, Stephen Bell, and Michael Silverman.
Tickets, starting at $50, are now available and can be purchased by visiting ticketmaster.com or by calling 212-355-6160.
For more information, please visit www.TrumpLoeil.com.
HENRY BIGGS (Trump, Book/Lyrics) is a recovering Professor, Chair and Dean whose academic suffering spans well over two decades. Anderson Cooper first uncovered his double identity as "the rapping dean" in 2004. His musical work is primarily featured under the moniker Headmess.
JOE CAPSTICK (Actor) recently relocated to New York City from Chicago. Some of his credits include Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me, Kate (Skylight Music Theatre), George in The Drowsy Chaperone (Peninsula Players Theatre), and the ensembles of Crazy For You, 42nd Street, and Mary Poppins (Drury Lane Theatre).
TONI DEL SORBO (Actor ) is a Brooklyn born dancer who expanded to acting as she grew in both herself and her love for the stage while attending Johns Hopkins University. She has performed in shows such as A Midsummer Night's Dream (Puck), Arcadia (Thomasina), and Once Upon A Mattress (Jester).
ZAK FARMER (Actor) has been performing for more that 14 years, and in that time has appeared in over 40 plays, musicals, digital shorts and feature films. He can be seen in 2020's Face Mask (which won Best Micro Film at Oregon Scream Week) and in the upcoming Oscar Tango Hellwater 3110.
NICOLE FAZIA (Actor). New York: FringeNYC, Theater for the New City, NYU. Regional: Playhouse on Park, Shakesperience, Spirit of Broadway Theatre. Film/TV: CNN, Project Girl Series, Travel Channel. Worked as a Covid nurse in 2020 and is grateful to now be on stage again.
ZACHARY FLORES (Actor) is originally from Florida where he was an apprentice with Surfscape Contemporary Dance Company. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The Florida State University and trained as a soloist with The Tallahassee Ballet. During his time in New York City he has worked as a production dancer onboard Celebrity Cruises as well as choreographing and performing with various drag artists. He is thrilled to be part of the Trump L'oeil family! Instagram: @zachary.flores211
JANICE HALL (Actor) is celebrated for her appearances in opera, theater, and cabaret, including performances at Kennedy Center, Vienna State Opera, and the Kurt Weill Festival in Germany. She starred in the New York City Opera's Emmy-winning telecast of La Traviata, Live from Lincoln Center, directed by opera legend Renata Scotto. Janice is the recipient of both a MAC and Bistro award for her debut cabaret show, Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich.
MICHAL KOLACZKOWSKI (Actor) is so honored to be a part of this team! Broadway: The Cher Show. Tours: Chicago, Dirty Dancing, Beauty and the Beast. Regional: Bye Bye Birdie (Goodspeed), Memphis (Engeman). Dance: MET Opera Ballet, The Verdon Fosse Legacy, iLuminate. Film/TV: "Katy Keene", "Modern Love", I'm Not Gay (Upcoming). Gratitude to creatives, casting, and CESD. @michalkolaczko
CEDRIC LEIBA, JR. (Actor ). Theatre credits include, Paris: Carmen La Cubana; National Tours: Rent, Miss Saigon; Off-Broadway/Regional: Kingdom, Yellow Brick Road, Guys and Dolls, La Cage Aux Folles, Hands on a Hardbody. TV: "High Maintenance", "Pose". Film: Gets Good Light, Millie and the Lords. Cedric is the Co-Founder of DominiRican Productions. @ceddynyc
ROBERT McPHERSON (Actor). Hailed by the New York Times for his "robust voice, agility and confidence," Robert McPherson was last seen at the Metropolitan Opera as Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro and stepped in as Idreno for their production of Semiramide. Additionally, McPherson's performance as Andres in Alban Berg's Wozzeck, culminated in the Houston Symphony's 2018 Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording in the classical category. A Seattle native, McPherson recently performed two sold out shows of his self-written comic show The Drunken Tenor for Seattle Opera.
NOAH CHRISTOPHER RUBECK (Actor). Recent Penn State BFA Grad! Regional Theater: Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts - Newsies, My Fair Lady, Footloose; Totem Pole Playhouse - The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Couldn't be doing it without Mom, Dad, and Wolfie, as well as the teachers who shaped me.
TROY VALJEAN RUCKER (Actor ). Off-Broadway: Romeo & Bernadette. Select Regional: August Rush, The Scottsboro Boys (Haywood), Clybourne Park (Albert/Kevin), Angels In America (Belize), Shrek (Donkey), Oklahoma! (Ike), Little Bunny Foo Foo, Buddy Holly Story. National Tour: Jesus Christ Superstar. Europe: International Symphony Orchestra. Opera/Concerts: Carnegie Hall, NYC Opera, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Aretha Franklin & Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
HANK SANTOS (Actor) is an actor and artist from NYC. Recent work includes The Flower and The Fury (Colin/Mark/Jamie), Moving To Quebec (Danny), and The Spongebob Musical National Tour (Electric Skate/Ens.) Hank is a graduate of Coastal Carolina with a BFA in acting.
BOBBY UNDERWOOD (Actor) is a Brooklyn-bred actor and comedian. Before Covid he most recently spent a year and a half playing the Constable in the Joel Grey-helmed Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish off-Broadway. Bobby is also the proud son of the woman who closed the former president's "foundation." www.underwoodbobby.com
EMMA VIELBIG (Actor) is a singer, actor, dancer, musician and writer based in NYC. She is THRILLED to be a part of Trump L'oeil and making art in these trying times. She gives many thanks to the creative team and hopes you enjoy the show!! Check out Emma's own parodies @emmmma_nicole
CHADWICK VOGEL (Actor). A professional singer/dancer/actor - Chad's credits range from musical theater, to opera, film, and television. From a command performance for the King and Queen of Malaysia, to performing at the Singapore Opera House, to opening for the band Smash Mouth at Radio City Music Hall. Chad has shared the stage with such notables as Tony and Emmy Award winner, Kristin Chenoweth, "Modern Family"'s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Academy Award winner Patricia Neal, to name a few. You can see Chad as "Tom" on the sitcom, "Millenniums", on Amazon Prime. Chad is also an award-winning gymnast, holding the title of All-around State Gymnastics Champion of Iowa. Thanks to Michael, Lorna, and Evelyn.
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