Actors Rep to Feature Trump, Big Boys and Santa in Upcoming Productions

Actors Rep has announced that it will put on three productions during Autumn 2017, including:

– #WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trump, an original solo piece, on 20 – 24 September at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg ‘Bar National’ (lobby) space (194 route de Longwy, L-1940 Luxembourg);

– Big Boys, on 17 – 19 November at Arendt House (41 Avenue J-F Kennedy, L-2082 Luxembourg-Kirchberg).

– Dear Santa… on dates and at venues to be announced

#WTF Happened? On the Phenomenon of Trump: Originally created by Actors Rep Artistic Director Erik Abbott, the play was commissioned by Théâtre d’Esch as a piece for the Ville de Esch-sur-Alzette’s ‘Nuit de la Culture’ in May, 2017. Only short segments were performed on the night. Now completely re-imagined and substantially revised, the show theatrically explores the curious phenomenon of the Donald Trump Presidency. One actor (Abbott) portrays several Trump supporters. These characters, some of whose monologues are based on published interviews and statements, 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. Actors Rep Associate Artistic Director Christine Probst directs.

Big Boys: In November, Actors Rep partners with Arendt House in Kirchberg to present Big Boys, by New York playwright Rich Orloff. Big Boys is a hilarious satire on corporate culture that pokes fun at the peculiarities of the business world. Described by the New York Times described as ‘rip-roaringly funny’, with ‘snappy dialogue and non-stop mayhem’, Big Boys delivers a knock-out comic punch. Christine Probst directs and Swedish born, London-trained actor, Caspar Rundegren, will perform with Erik Abbott. Rundegren grew up in Luxembourg and is making his debut with Actors Rep in Big Boys.

(World premiere of) Dear Santa…: a sweet and funny half-hour play about a couple’s holiday plans with their family. In this completely portable soupçon of charm, they write letters to Santa, exploring a latent childlike sense of wonder and review their gift list, chuckling at their extended family and celebrating their connections. Developed by Actors Rep, Dear Santa… is available as an entertainment for seasonal parties and events—great theatre and holiday cheer to deliver! —and will also be presented in three public performances. Dear Santa… is a warm cup of festive delight—to go!