Swamped with double meaning: Shrek The Musical advocates unification, critiques trump presidency

By Francesca Colturi • April 28, 2017 • 6:00 A.m.

I’m no shrek-spert but the Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of “Shrek: The Musical” started with off-mark melodies, but finished strong with a socially relevant protest for equality and the demise of a Trump-like Lord Farquad.

The adaptation’s concept of immigration and deportation reflected the current behavior of the United States president.

Farquad, though much shorter and less orange than Trump, preached perfection and conformity within the limits of the mythical city of Duloc, along with deportation of all fairytale creatures.