Kitchen Dog Theater continues its 26th season of theater with the area premiere of Trevor by Nick Jones. Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly…at least not on purpose. KDT Co-Artistic Director Tina Parker directs this hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.
A great team has been assembled for this production. The cast will feature KDT Artistic Company Members Max Hartman (Trevor), Cameron Cobb (Oliver), Liza Marie Gonzalez (Ashley) and Jamal Gibran Sterling (PA/Jerry) alongside local luminaries Lisa Hassler (Sandra), Cindy Beall (Morgan Fairchild) and William Paul Williams (Jim).
Nick Jones is best known as the writer and co-producer of the first four seasons of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Orange is the New Black. His other produced plays include The Coward (Lincoln Center/LCT3; 4 Lortel Nominations); Jollyship: The Whiz-Bang (Ars Nova; The Public); The Wundelsteipen (The Flea); The Sporting Life (Studio 42); and The Nosemaker’s Apprentice (with Rachel Shukert). His puppet horror musical Homunculus is in development at Center Theater Group (music by Dave Malloy, directed by Sam Gold) and Grizzly Adams, a rock musical performed by bears with the Huntington (music by Corn Mo, directed by Peter DuBois).