Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Executive Director) will present Lesser America’s World Premiere of Nick Jones’ (Jollyship the Whiz-bang with Ars Nova/The Public;The Coward with Lincoln Center) Trevor, February 28-March 17 at Theater for the New City (155 1st Avenue between 9th and 10th Street). The production will be directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God with EST; My Base and Scurvy Heart with Studio 42) and will feature Steven Boyer* (Hand to God; Jollyship the Whiz-Bang), Geneva Carr* (Hand to God; Boise), Nathaniel Kent (The Three Seagulls at HERE; Doctor Faustus at The Brick), Andy Nogasky*, Shawn Randall* (Big Tex at EST; Blue Man Group), Amy Staats* (One Thing I Like To Say Is with Clubbed Thumb) and Colleen Werthmann* (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; The Mistakes Madeline Made). The creative team will include Set Design by Andrew Boyce, Props Design by Sarah Dowling, Costume Design by Elizabeth Groth, Lighting Design by Mike Inwood, and Fight Direction by Robert Westley. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.
Trevor is a chimpanzee who once performed with the likes of Morgan Fairchild. Now, he's approaching puberty and can't even get a callback. Is it because he's big and strong and potentially dangerous? Or does he just need better costumes? Trevor lives alone with Sandra, a middle aged widow. Sandra knows Trevor would never hurt anyone, at least not on purpose. And just because he's not "cute" like he used to be, she won't send him to some dirty sanctuary, at least not to appease her paranoid neighbor Ashley and her precious newborn baby.
About the Company: Lesser America
LESSER AMERICA is a pop theater ensemble of renegade artists dedicated to smart, quality entertainment that puts the audience first, fulfilling the promise of affordable, accessible theater for the 21st century. The company’s past productions include Squealer by Jonathan Blitstein, directed by Daniel Talbott,Too Much Too Soon, a series of six short plays, featuring writing by Nikole Beckwith, Dean Imperial, Nick Jones, Melissa Ross, Emily Schwend, and Ken Urban. The series was directed by Portia Krieger alongside Stephen Brackett. In the summer of 2012, Lesser America also presented American River, a world premiere by Micheline Auger, directed by Stephen Brackett. The company is currently in residence at Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director. The Lesser Americans were also named nytheatre.com’s 2011 People of the Year.
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Theater: Theater For The New City
Address: 155 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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