Ryan Raftery launching ‘bio-musical’ about Ivanka Trump

Ryan Raftery who’s starred as Anna Wintour, Calvin Klein and Martha Stewart in a series of wild one-man “bio-musicals” — is turning his attention to Ivanka Trump.

IVANKA 2020 tells a tale that begins in turn-of-the-century Russia, where a young girl named Anastasia receives a jewel-encrusted whistle as a gift from her doting grandmother. Unbeknownst to all within the golden palace, a courtier by the name of Rasputin has placed a curse on the whistle, allowing him to control the mind of the young girl, bringing about the sabotage needed to destroy the powerful family and bring about the impending Russian Revolution. Cut to almost a century later, where Russian government officials have discovered the whistle and its powers and thereby set out to interfere with yet another powerful political family. This time, it will be a different favored child in a different golden palace, entangled in a game of international political espionage and her name…is Ivanka.

Jared Kushner is the only other “character” in the show and he’s played by a life-size cardboard cutout.

“We live in an immensely polarized society right now, with Americans being forced to choose one of two sides,” says Raftery. “I was fascinated by the First Daughter’s dichotomous public image and that is where the idea came that I wanted to play her with two personalities. Ivanka’s mind being partially controlled by a foreign power through enchantment (Ivanka is tricked into “blowing the whistle” on her father, setting the impeachment process in motion) plays into both of the chosen classic films that inspired my narrative, and allow me to comment on this fascinating moment in time in the comedic way which people have come to associate with my celebrity bio-musicals.” said Raftery

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