Alarm­ing por­trayal of Trump

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“DJ Trump” — Alexan­der Spar­row The Royal, Satur­day Oc­to­ber 6,

A sea­son with Alexan­der Spar­row Re­view by Natasha Mel­bye ...................................................................... At­tend­ing Alexan­der Spar­row’s per­for­mance of DJ Trump with lit­tle in­depth knowl­edge about the United States pres­i­dent was an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, with many ref­er­ences to Trump’s twisted views and opin­ions on var­i­ous top­ics such as child labour and hit­ting on mar­ried women.

By en­com­pass­ing many traits and man­ner­isms of Trump’s per­son­al­ity, Spar­row’s po­lit­i­cal satire has brought the char­ac­ter to Palmer­ston North with an imag­i­na­tive twist. It shows the jux­ta­po­si­tion of Trump’s pub­lic per­sona and re­flec­tions on his child­hood, even com­par­ing Trump’s fa­ther to a bu­limic Stalin, but with­out a sense of hu­mour. Through Spar­row’s per­for­mance the 22 (or as he an­nounced, 22,000) peo­ple in the room at The Royal be­came sub­mersed in the strong po­lit­i­cal and of­ten both racist and sex­ist mind of Don­ald Trump, who ap­par­ently claims could have been called Christ Trump had he been given his fa­ther’s mid­dle name. Through­out Spar­row’s per­for­mance he high­lights a few of Trump’s most im­por­tant busi­ness rules, such as how cru­cial it is to not re­peat your­self be­cause it makes you look stupid.

He re­in­forces this rule, and re­in­forces it again prov­ing just how true that state­ment is. This por­trayal of Trump ex­poses scary truths about the man many Amer­i­cans chose to be their pres­i­dent and con­tinue to sup­port ev­ery day.

The idea that a man who can wage war with China (pro­nounc­ing it Gina) and drop nu­clear mis­siles with­out a sec­ond thought or care, is very real.

An au­di­ence mem­ber was asked,” do you make peace with war?” The an­swer was no, and Spar­row’s char­ac­ter an­swered that “progress is made with war”. For those in­ter­ested in satir­i­cal per­for­mances about sex­ist, racist men with large… egos, if you ever have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend Spar­row’s unique show you will find your­self hap­pily chant­ing “all hail DJ Trump” at the end of the show.

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