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Actors’ Repertory Theatre is back on the boards in full force with the quirky new metaphorical musical 

The Short But Happy Life of the

Drempel Hieronymus Aloisius Plonk,” 
an allegorical tale about a small but powerful society of displaced Drempels whose mission it is to save their society and in so doing, save the world

Conjuring up a dark miniature world, laced with biting comedy, the tale of the DREMPELS caresses notions of environmentalism, genocide, gentrification, revitalization, rebirth, and political, as well as literal, bulldozing.

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.


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

Directed by
Serena Dolinsky

 A troupe of seven actors jumps into the theatrical tomfoolery with glee, breathing life into dozens of separate characters and creatures and a panoply of spaces and places, environs and curiosities.

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 Kerr (BOX - Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Rabbit Hole)

  • Kelly Nienaltowski (Neil Simon’s Fools, Inheritance)

  • Guebri VanOver (Crazy, Sins of a Call Girl)


DREMPELS is proud to be part of VisionLA Fest 2015!
VisionLA '15 invites the Los Angeles arts community to join in the international cultural conversation on the climate crisis, the environment, sustainability, paradigm shifts and systems change.

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Santa Monica, CA 90401
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