By: Arthur M. Jolly

Two sisters. One letter. TRASH.

A woman in a black dress pulls the hair of a woman in a red dress surrounded by trash

About the Show

Fresh from a funeral, sisters Diane and Becky dig through a landfill – and family grievances – in search of the letter from their dying mother that Becky threw away unopened.

Trash is the winner of BWBTC’s Joining Sword & Pen 2011-2012.

WHERE The Side Project Theatre
1439 W. Jarvis Ave, Chicago
WHEN March 24 – May 5, 2012
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 7:00pm
PREVIEWS March 24, 25, 30, 31, 2012
PRESS OPENINGS Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 7:00pm
Monday, April 2, 2012 at 8:00pm
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 8:00pm

This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story.

80 minutes without intermission

Delia Ford*

JK Choreography (Jay Burckhardt and Kim Fukawa*)

* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member

***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***

5/3 – 5/5, BWBTC will be accepting donations for Grace House, “a residential program providing interim housing, emotional and spiritual support, and professional counseling to women who are exiting the Illinois prison system.”

PLAYWRIGHT: Arthur M. Jolly

DIRECTOR: Delia Ford*

VIOLENCE DESIGN: JK Choreography (Jay Burckhardt and Kim Fukawa*)

STAFF: Leigh Barrett* (Lighting Design), Libby Beyreis* (Production Manager), Jennifer Corcoran (Scenic Design), Matthew Cummings (Properties Design), Mary-Catherine (“Kate”) Mikalayunas (Assistant Stage Manager), Sara Robinson (Stage Manager), & Melissa Schlesinger (Sound Design)

* = BWBTC ensemble member

Press photos by: Steven Townshend.

Production photos by: Johnny Knight.

“Scenic Designer Jennifer Corcoran has TRASH-ed Side Project Theatre. It’s a fricking mess. Heaps of garbage are everywhere. The illusion is so authentic that I could swear it smells bad too. This is especially true during fight scenes where trash is flung, hurled and whacked all over the place. JK Choreography effectively designs violent babes-with-gas-can scenes….  The banter feels genuine. The over-the-top fighting is pure, secret sibling fantasy (who hasn’t imagined hitting her sister upside the head with a gas can?). The theatrical dramatics entertain…. Jolly’s story is interesting. His dialogue is smart with plenty of witty one liners.” —THE FOURTH WALSH
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