Ends Aug 12

Trump Lear

Members say: Hilarious, Great acting, Ambitious, Clever, Funny
94
Critics
85
1 review
Members
96
13 reviews
 

From the team behind 'David Carl's Celebrity One-Man Hamlet' comes this new Shakespeare-inspired solo show, with Carl forced to play Trump as King Lear—for Trump himself!

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Actor and impersonator David Carl is being held without bail for performing his Trumpian version of 'King Lear.' Now he's forced to do his 'Lear' as the President watches remotely online. The stakes are high: If Trump likes Carl and his show, Carl lives. If not, Carl dies. But how can Carl get through this performance without offending his one audience member?

 

Cast & Creatives (5)


Reviews (14)

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85
Avg Score

85
Theatre is Easy

"Although it doesn’t detract from the abundant laughs, if you aren’t up on your 'King Lear,' you may find the plot of Shakespeare’s play, such as it is here, a little hard to follow. Carl’s pace, which is brisk, could stand to be slowed down a little...Michole Biancosino is adept at keeping the energy and craziness up without letting it spin into incomprehensible chaos...This wince-inducing, utterly engaging production is a very limited run." Full Review

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96
Avg Score

90
Great acting, Relevant, Riveting, Frightening, Prescient

See it if You like excellent solo shows, pointed political commentary, well-drawn satire. In these times, you wonder if it's a vision of the future.

Don't see it if You think Donald Trump is doing a good job.

95
Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Must see, Hilarious

See it if You want to see a unique, intelligent, very funny, multi-faceted but accessible performance.

Don't see it if Just see it.

95
Funny, Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You like Shakespeare with a twist. If you have never seen David Carl perform, he will knock your socks off.

Don't see it if You are a Trump fan or a Shakespeare purist.

90
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Shakespeare, or if you're foe of Trump, or if you enjoy witnessing a hilarious, ace performer pulling out all the stops.

Don't see it if you love Trump or don't enjoy Shakespeare.

100
During previews
Funny, Dizzying, Epic, Intense, Hilarious

See it if You like politics and like to laugh

Don't see it if You have staid views about Shakespeare

98
During previews
Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you love theatre, Shakespeare, solo shows, political satire, comedy and watching someone investing his heart, mind, and soul.

Don't see it if If you like Trump

100
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You love smart comedy, great impressions and Shakespeare!

Don't see it if You don't love a high energy, inspired single person performance!

97
During previews
Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining, Prophetic

See it if See it if you care. Either about the arts, or the artists.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are expecting Shakespeare's complete text.

100
During previews
Funny, Ambitious, Clever, Relevant, Hilarious

See it if You love political satire, Shakespeare, and if you love to laugh your ass off. Non stop tour de force of hilarity like nothing you've seen.

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humor, you don't like fun things, and you don't have an imagination.

97
During previews
Intense, Hilarious

See it if You love Shakespeare put through a blender of farce, contemporary dystopia, and Joey Chestnut.

Don't see it if You take your Shakespeare traditional, and only that way.

100
During previews
Clever, Edgy, Epic, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like bizarre, goofy dystopian comedies spoofing Trump, using Shakespeare (An extensive knowledge of King Lear not required)

Don't see it if You like Trump

98
During previews
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see something totally original and hilarious

Don't see it if You are a trump fan...or maybe you should see it if you're a trump fan...

100
During previews
Ambitious, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Hilarious

See it if you are exhausted by the Trump Administration.

Don't see it if you're a sadness-monster who loves being MISERABLE.