In Leaving Trumpland Greg Shapiro says goodbye to the Trump voice he has done since the ‘Netherlands Second’ video on Zondag Met Lubach. Whether Trump stays or goes, Shapiro congratulates the true winner: Vladimir Putin.
For Shapiro, it’s personal. This year COVID killed his step-father, due to Trump’s fantasyland followers. In Leaving Trumpland, Shapiro’s US family finally stops asking “When are you coming back home,” and starts asking “Can I move to the Netherlands with you?” Shapiro has never been prouder to be half-Dutch. And – looking at America in 2020 – he finally understands the true meaning of leedvermaak.
Leaving Trumpland is in English, with some Dutch.
Directed by: MICHAEL DIEDERICH
THEATERKRANT: CRITIC’S CHOICE ‘A Welcome Trump Tutorial and Survival Guide’
1eRANG.nl: ‘Witty, Original and Surprising Show.’
MARVELOUSZ: ‘An Absolute Must-See’
HET PAROOL: ‘A frighteningly real Fake Trump.’
Also in 2020 – Greg Shapiro performs a second Trump show at Boom Chicago, called LOCK HIM UP with Pep Rosenfeld. (see Blog page)