Actors Tapped for 'Trevor' Roles

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 9:35am

Director Michael Fusco has announced the cast for Trevor. Curtain Players is staging the Nick Jones play in May. Trevor is the final Harlem Road production of the community theatre company’s 2016-17 season.

Inspired by true events, Trevor is described as a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order 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 relationship: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly… at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.

The actors and their roles: Cory Baker (Jim); Linda Goodwin (Morgan Fairchild); Kate Hawthorne (Ashley); Jeff Kemeter (Jerry); Tony Ludovico (Oliver); Sarah Merkey (Sandra); and Patrick Petrilla (Trevor).

Rehearsals for Trevor are expected to begin in March.

Eleven actors attended open auditions Sunday February 12 at the Harlem Road playhouse. The casting committee included Fusco, producer Sara Weaver, set designer Mark Blessing, stage manager Jennifer Shively, artistic advisor Acacia Duncan, and board representative James F. Petsche.

Trevor is to play at 8 PM Fridays and Saturdays May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 with 2 o’clock matinees Sundays May 14 and 21. A Curtain Panels audience talk back follows the May 14 matinee.

Tickets for Trevor are on sale. Click here to order.