Drempels - a Metaphorical Musical

Musical · santa monica playhouse · Ages 10+ · family friendly · world premiere · United States of America

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The Short But Happy Life of the
Drempel Hieronymus Aloisius Plonk,an allegorical tale of remembrance and renewal. Wild! Witty! Wonder-filled! Terrifying! It’s the world premiere Rudie-DeCarlo musical about the short but happy life of the Drempel Hieronymus Aloisios Plonk and his quest to save his society, and in so doing, save the world.

Inspired by 2006 events in Almere, Amsterdam, internationally acclaimed Actors’ Repertory Theatre comes at you full force, diving into the theatrical tomfoolery with gusto as a troupe of seven performers breathe life into dozens of separate characters, creatures and curiosities, taking you on an awe-inspiring musical journey rooted in old-world European story-telling and physical tomfoolery peppered with sharp contemporary satire.

Told from the point of view of the Drempels – the tiny sub-species of human who live in the cracks of the earth and are caretakers to the Green – DREMPELS, a new monomyth for a modern age, takes audiences on an all-encompassing theatrical journey, rooted in old-world European story telling and physical theatre swirled together with contemporary socio-political satire.

DREMPELS features:

Louis Aquiler* (The Actor’s Nightmare, Much Ado About Nothing);
Patrick Censoplano (Grey’s Anatomy, Beauty and the Beast);
Serena Dolinsky (Arnold Schulman’s Sleeping Ugly, Raise Me Up);
Andrew Fromer (Anger Management, The Columbine Project);
Margaret Cameron Kerr (BOX – Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Rabbit Hole);
Kelly Nienaltowski (Neil Simon’s Fools, Inheritance);
and Guebri VanOver (Crazy, Sins of a Call Girl.)

Book, music & lyrics by internationally acclaimed duo
Chris DeCarlo & Evelyn Rudie Directed by
Serena Dolinsky

Conjuring up a dark miniature world laced with biting comedy, the allegorical tale about a small but powerful society of Displaced Drempels – the tiny sub-species of human who live in the cracks of the earth and are caretakers to the Green – is a tale of remembrance and renewal. But it is also a tale of warning, peering at notions of environmentalism, genocide, gentrification, revitalization, rebirth, and political, as well as literal, bulldozing, Look beneath the “cute” and you will see an alarming amalgam of past, present and future atrocities, set in a microcosmic society that frighteningly mirrors the macrocosm of our own foundering world.

Previews October 3 – 18. Opens Saturday, October 24. Plays Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 3:30 through November 29
Santa Monica Playhouse 1211 4th Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tickets online at http://SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com or call 310-394-9779 ext.1

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