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Donald Drumpf Theatre: Vol. 129 Drain The Swamp

Jul 06, 2019: 9am - 9:30 am
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Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 129 Drain The Swamp. This week, our hero is draining the swamp? This is a special bottle episode, where we enter the swamp, with the frogs and the snakes, and listen to the Mueller Report. Set to the sounds of the swamp, hear excerpts of "The Investigation: A Search for Truth in Ten Acts (also known as The Investigation: A Crime in Ten Acts)," a live reading of excerpts from the Mueller Report, performed at New York City's Riverside Church on June 24, 2019. Actors and readers included John Lithgow as President Donald Trump, Kevin Kline as Robert Mueller, Joel Grey as Jeff Sessions, Jason Alexander as Chris Christie, and Alfre Woodard as Hope Hicks. Also participating were Annette Bening, Mark Hamill, Justin Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Alyssa Milano, Ben McKenzie, Piper Perabo, Zachary Quinto, Michael Shannon, and Sigourney Weaver. The Investigation was written by Robert Schenkkan. An original radio theatre show each week, with most sounds culled from the previous week, about a fictional, theatrical presidency. Contradictions tell the story, with songs, skits, and clips from political news shows and late-night comedy routines. The definition of "radio theatre" is stretched here, with an updated Dickie Goodman and/or Richard Foreman-meets-mashup style sometimes, and a more straightforward take other weeks. Currently airing on 30 or 40 stations around the world, the network has ordered another 15 episodes, but there are threats of cancellation. Anyone who would like to work on a production, or have their work air in this timeslot, should contact info@wgxc.org.