Donald Drumpf Theatre Vol. 206 White House Christmas (Audio)

Dec 24, 2020
Produced by Tom Roe.
Vol. 206 White House Christmas. This week our hero is not happy about the holidays.

Thanks this week for the songs from Angela Lansbury ("We Need a Little Christmas"), Randy Rainbow ("Rudolph the Leaky Lawyer"), Oscar The Grouch ("I Hate Christmas"), Amber Ruffin ("A Brutally Honest Christmas Song"), Laura Benanti ("Everybody's Waitin' for The Man with a Plan"), and Golden Earring ("Twilight Zone"). Clips and excerpts from Rod Serling; Rudy Giuliani; Cartman; Richard Nixon; "The Late Show;" Peter Serafinowicz; Jimmy Kimmel; Melania Drumpf; Trevor Noah; Laura Benanti; J.L. Cauvin. 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 four or five episodes. Then a new show, "Turn on the News," takes its place, in the same time slot, with a similar sound and approach, though about a fictional radio network.