Michael Moore is known for his bombastic and take-no-prisoners style. He has made multiple films and television shows, each with a clear political bent and a specific issue as its target. His movies like Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11 created controversy and conversation all over the country. He was an avowed opponent of President Trump during the election last year, even though he was one of the first to warn of the possibility of the Republican candidate winning. From the state of Michigan, a state Trump won by around 10,000 votes despite its history of leaning Democratic, Moore has always had an inside look on the Rust Belt. His premiere film, Roger and Me, was about the disappearance of auto factory jobs in his home town.
Well now, it looks as if Moore plans to take his attitude and his wit to Broadway in a new play that targets the new president directly. He is putting together a one man show entitled “The Terms of My Surrender”, and he hopes it has a chance of taking Trump down a peg or two.
Moore has been somewhat cagey about the format of the new production. He claims that it will not be stand-up, and it will not be a TED talk. He will occasionally have others make appearances, and he promises that the topics will remain current as news develops. He called it, “…a very developed piece of entertainment for people who like to think.”
“I don’t know if I would call it a play; but it is a theater piece,” Mr. Mayer said. “There is going to be a certain amount of rabble-rousing. There’s a good chance we’ll have some surprise guests throughout the run, and some surprise postshow excursions that will vary night to night.”
While Moore’s theatrical experience is limited, his entertainment resume is quite extensive, including his movies, two television shows, multiple books, and internet videos. He promises something new and unique
The show will run for twelve weeks, beginning in July. He plans on doing eight shows per week.