Willis Ryder Arnold• Jul 6, 2017
Early on election night last November, artist Bunny Burson looked to New York City’s Javits Center ceiling, expecting confetti to fall to celebrate Hillary Clinton becoming the nation's first woman president. But the confetti never fell.
Crushed by Clinton’s loss to President Donald Trump, Burson began an almost two-week journey to track down the confetti, which she thought would make great material for artwork.
She used the confetti to turn a window at Bruno David Gallery in Clayton into a massive snow globe titled “And Still I Rise.” Her purpose? To flip Clinton’s defeat into inspiration for women and girls.
It is no secret that until the summer of 2015, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were friends. They are no longer so close. Actress and playwright, Melissa Rauch put her imagination to work on what it might have been like when Chelsea and Ivanka did lunch. The result is a two-character satirical play that will run for one night only to benefit Planned Parenthood. Zosia Mamet will join Rauch for what is sure to be the hottest ticket in town this summer.
.@MelissaRauch, @ZosiaRMamet to play Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump in satire event https://t.co/53xphX8kx5 pic.twitter.com/xQFRaWIjjG— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) July 6, 2017
We've seen a lot of satirical takes on the families of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton since the election madness went into full force in 2016, but nothing has quite excited us like this latest parody announcement.
Zosia Mamet and Melissa Rauch are teaming up to put on a comedic event in New York City where they'll assume the roles of Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton, respectively, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The event, titled The Secret Lunches of Chelsea & Ivanka, will be held for one night only at Joe's Pub on July 24 and will directly benefit Planned Parenthood. Because the only thing better than watching badass babes performing together is knowing that the event helps to provide millions of women with access to reproductive health services.
If you know Mamet's gift for comedic deadpan, you will not want to miss this!