Fusco Announces 'Trevor' Creative Team

Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2017, 4:17am

Director Michael Fusco has announced the creative team for the Curtain Players staging of Trevor this May.

Jennifer Shively is stage manager for the production, with Sara Weaver serving as producer. The design team is comprised of Mark Blessing, set; John Maassel, sound/video; Denise Dumouchelle and Jeff Cramlet, lights; and Mary Benge, props. Acacia Duncan is artistic advisor. Vince Staropoli is composing original music for the production. Alice Young is board operator.

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. Jones’s play is called 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.

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.