Me The People: The Trump America Musical, Jim Russek and Nancy Holson’s political satire about the Trump administration, will end its Off-Broadway run at the Triad Threater September 24 after 71 performances.
Holson authored book and lyrics to Me the People, which sets parody lyrics to familiar show tunes and pop songs. Jay Falzone directs the production that opened Off-Broadway June 29 after beginning previews June 22 at the Triad.
While the production is branded as being all about America's 45th president, Trump is never actually depicted in the musical.
Me The People was conceived by Holson, Falzone, and Russek, who also produce. They are the same team behind the 2006 musical satire Bush Wars to the stage.
The cast is made up of Aiesha Alia Dukes, Mitchel Kawash, Richard Spitaletta, and Mia Weinberge.
“There is a long-standing tradition of countering our darkest moments with political satire,” comments Russek in a press statement. “From Will Rogers and Lenny Bruce to Tom Lehrer and today's late-night comics, laughter has always been a first amendment weapon of choice.”
First Look at Me the People: The Trump America Musical
The Off-Broadway production features costume design by Stephen Smith (The Umbrella Plays), lighting and sound by Shannon Epstein (Celebrity Autobiography), prop design by Max Kilsheimer (Medea), and wig design by Kathy Pecevich. James Higgins (Jeanne La Pucelle, Old Jews Telling Jokes, Ragtime) serves as musical director and arranger, Dana Robbins is the production stage manager, and David Rigano is the assistant director.
For tickets and more information visit MeThePeopleMusical.com.