Cast & Personnel
- Elizabeth Marshall Black
- Ronnie Blaine
- Jeanne Harris
- Carolyn Johnson
- Jeff Miller
- Charlie Scott
- Kyle Sturdivant
The PlayInspired by the true story of a woman attacked by a 200-pound pet chimpanzee, Trevor finds pathos, poignancy and, perhaps most surprisingly, riotous humor by seeing the world through the animal’s eyes. The play is also a biting satire of show business since Trevor, the chimpanzee, once starred on stage and screen (including a commercial with ’80s icon Morgan Fairchild) and now overestimates how much the human world might be clamoring for his comeback. Trevor goes beyond the simple humor of “monkeys don’t understand—haha!” and offers real insight into the ways we all get confused in life: about love, about success, about what matters.
NICK JONES is a performer and writer for theater, television and film. His most recent play was the critically acclaimed Trevor, starring Steven Boyer as a has-been show biz chimp. His previous play The Coward was produced at Lincoln Center/LTC3, where it was nominated for 4 Lortel Awards (winning two) and is now being made into a motion picture. His show Jollyship the Whiz-Bang at Ars Nova, a puppet rock musical about pirates, also received an extended critically acclaimed run, and was subsequently revived for the Under the Radar Festival at the Public Theater.
Other plays include: Salome of the Moon (PPAS Performing Arts High School), The Wundelsteipen (the Flea), Little Building (Galapagos Art Space), Straight Up Vampire: A History of Vampires in Colonial Pennsylvania as Performed to the Music of Paula Abdul (Philladelphia Fringe Festival, Joe's Pub), The Nosemaker's Apprentice (The Brick, with Rachel Shukert), The Sporting Life (Studio 42 at the Vineyard Theater, also with Shukert), and The Colonists, a puppet work for children. Upcoming premieres in 2015 include: Verite, at LTC3, and Important Hats of the Twentieth Century, at Manhattan Theatre Club.
In the Media
TREVOR is easily the best show The Catastrophic Theatre has done this year, and that’s saying quite a bit given the incredible strength of their season so far.
— Brett Cullum, Broadway World
“Plays like Sylvia and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo have found humor in animals speaking like humans. But in Trevor, the laughs (and there are many) have an edge. Imagine the frustration of not being able to accurately communicate with the person closest to you, the one you depend on most. It’s the kind of thing that happens on an emotional level in human relationships all the time, but by using this theatrical conceit, the stakes heighten.”
— Jason Zinoman, The New York Times