How Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ May-December Relationship Is Being Publicly Mocked

Sugar Daddy Tom Cruise and Katie HolmesKatie Holmes’ marriage—and sub­se­quent divorce—from her older hus­band, Tom Cruise, has been cov­ered in every­thing from devi­ous tabloids to well-respected pub­li­ca­tions. Even though the celebrity cou­ple split over a year ago, their famous May-December rela­tion­ship will once again be in the spot­light, cour­tesy of the new satir­i­cal play titled The Tomkat Project, which is sched­uled to hit the New York stage as part of the upcom­ing New York Inter­na­tional Fringe Festival.

The Tomkat Project is a comedic, fic­tional recount of Cruise and Holmes’ divorce, with actors por­tray­ing the famous celebrity cou­ple, their daugh­ter, Cruise’s lawyer, and the leader of the Sci­en­tol­ogy faith. Accord­ing to the show’s play­wright, the idea started as a means of expos­ing tabloid head­lines sur­round­ing the famous divorce, but it grew to become a more in-depth look at Sci­en­tol­ogy, which is said to be the rea­son behind Cruise and Holmes’ sud­den divorce. And yes, it’s a comedy.

The two-act play, which already boasts a sold-out run in Chicago, fea­tures seven actors who star as a string of famous names, includ­ing Oprah Win­frey, Nicole Kid­man, and Steven Spiel­berg. The sto­ry­line cov­ers every­thing from the celebrity couple’s courtship, mar­riage, and divorce pro­ceed­ings, and includes media cov­er­age from the dura­tion of their May-December rela­tion­ship. Nei­ther Cruise nor Holmes has com­mented on the pro­duc­tion, although she lives fairly close to the the­atre where the pro­duc­tion will play.

If you’re inter­ested in check­ing out The Tomkat Project, it will be play­ing from August 20th to 24th as part of the Fringe Festival’s lineup.

What do you think: Is The Tomkat Project all in good fun, or is it dis­re­spect­ful to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? Would you go watch it?

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