TREVOR

by Nick Jones
Inspired by true events, Trevor is 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 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. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.
  • Genre: Comedy/Drama
  • Running Time: 80-90m
  • Cast: 3 f, 4 m
Reviews

Jason Zinoman, New York Times (Critic's Pick)

"Sly, witty... What makes this taut play...so impressive is not that it makes us understand and even like a dangerous ape, but that it does so while imagining him as an obnoxious jerk... in Trevor the laughs (and there are many) have an edge."

Adam Feldman, Time Out New York (Critic's Pick)

"Sweet, clever and weirdly touching... Trevor's absurdist mixture of showbiz satire and real-life poignancy is so continually delightful, in fact, that you may not notice, as it flows by, how resonant the story actually is."

Time Out Chicago (Critic's Pick)

"This is a comedy with a very, very long shadow... Or maybe it's the most enjoyable brooding drama ever written."

Production History
PERFORMANCE DATES PRODUCTION GROUP LOCATION
May 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Curtain Players, Inc. Galena, OH
Apr 14, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX
Mar 16, 2017 - Mar 18, 2017 Basement Arts Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 23, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 New Haven Theater Company New Haven, CT
Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 4, 2017 The Catastrophic Theatre Houston, TX
Feb 9, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Stagecrafters Royal Oak, MI
Feb 2, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 1st Stage Tysons, VA
Oct 14, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 Stagecrafters Royal Oak, MI
Oct 4, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR
Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016 Big Idea Theatre Sacramento, CA
May 19, 2016 - Jun 25, 2016 Capital T Theatre Austin, TX
May 4, 2016 - May 4, 2016 Curtain Players, Inc. Westerville, OH
Mar 3, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016 Mad Horse Theatre Company South Portland, ME
Feb 5, 2016 - Feb 6, 2016 Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 3, 2015 - Sep 6, 2015 Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX
Nov 13, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 University of Central Florida Theatre Department Orlando, FL
Oct 17, 2013 - Dec 1, 2013 A Red Orchid Theatre Chicago, IL
Feb 28, 2013 - Mar 17, 2013 Theater for the New City New York , NY