Trevor
by Nick Jones

Productions (18)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: The kitchen, living room, and sundeck of a middle class home in rural America.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-072-3

Trevor
by Nick Jones

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Productions (18)
  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: The kitchen, living room, and sundeck of a middle class home in rural America.

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.

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Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
eScript Digital Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99
NOTE: This play is also part of a collection called The Downtown Anthology.

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Play Details

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.

  • Comedy/Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 3 f, 4 m
  • Content Notes: Adult language.
  • Set: The kitchen, living room, and sundeck of a middle class home in rural America.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-072-3

Published Reviews

"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."

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

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

Time Out Chicago (Critic's Pick)

"Hugely entertaining tragicomedy...the genius of [Jones's] play is how he has so cleverly humanized both characters."

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times (Highly Recommended)

"Cleverly structured... Actors will like Jones' satire at the expense of the entertainment business, which loves to tell actors who they are and what tricks they should do, and then wonders why some of them learn how to bite."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune (Highly Recommended)

"The show, like the monkey, refuses to be what you expect...calling something that makes you cry almost as much as you laugh 'just' a comedy is about as accurate as calling an actor who wears a bunch of funny hats and sunglasses in front of a live audience 'just' a chimpanzee."

Aaron Riccio, blogger at That Sounds Cool

"(A) clever, subversive comedy... Trevor toes the line between mordant humor and self-seriousness with aplomb."

NY Press

"Under its zany exterior...the play touches on serious topics: the trauma of has-been actors trying to get back into the game, and what happens when people anthropomorphize animals... All that plus a chimp playing a toy guitar, then fighting a human for the remote control? Few shows cover as many bases."

The New York Post

"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... 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."

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

"Feral, funny, and in-your-face violent, Trevor [is] a tale of monkeyshines that, well, truly shone."

Catey Sullivan, Chicago Magazine

Production History

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Production Group
Location
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 14, 2017
Kitchen Dog Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX United States
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 21, 2017
Curtain Players, Inc.
Galena, OH United States
Curtain Players, Inc. Galena, OH United States
MAR 16, 2017 - MAR 18, 2017
Basement Arts
Ann Arbor, MI United States
Basement Arts Ann Arbor, MI United States
FEB 23, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
New Haven Theater Company
New Haven, CT United States
New Haven Theater Company New Haven, CT United States
FEB 10, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
The Catastrophic Theatre
Houston, TX United States
The Catastrophic Theatre Houston, TX United States
FEB 09, 2017 - FEB 12, 2017
Stagecrafters
Royal Oak, MI United States
Stagecrafters Royal Oak, MI United States
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
1st Stage
Tysons, VA United States
1st Stage Tysons, VA United States
OCT 14, 2016 - OCT 23, 2016
Stagecrafters
Royal Oak, MI United States
Stagecrafters Royal Oak, MI United States
OCT 04, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Artists Repertory Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR United States
SEP 30, 2016 - OCT 29, 2016
Big Idea Theatre
Sacramento, CA United States
Big Idea Theatre Sacramento, CA United States
MAY 19, 2016 - JUN 25, 2016
Capital T Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Capital T Theatre Austin, TX United States
MAY 04, 2016 - MAY 04, 2016
Curtain Players, Inc.
Westerville, OH United States
Curtain Players, Inc. Westerville, OH United States
MAR 03, 2016 - MAR 20, 2016
Mad Horse Theatre Company
South Portland, ME United States
Mad Horse Theatre Company South Portland, ME United States
FEB 05, 2016 - FEB 06, 2016
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY United States
Vassar College Poughkeepsie, NY United States
SEP 03, 2015 - SEP 06, 2015
Hardin-Simmons University
Abilene, TX United States
Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX United States
NOV 13, 2014 - NOV 23, 2014
University of Central Florida Theatre Department
Orlando, FL United States
University of Central Florida Theatre Department Orlando, FL United States
OCT 17, 2013 - DEC 01, 2013
A Red Orchid Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
A Red Orchid Theatre Chicago, IL United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 17, 2013
Theater for the New City
New York , NY United States
Theater for the New City New York , NY United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 14, 2017
Kitchen Dog Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX United States
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 21, 2017
Curtain Players, Inc.
Galena, OH United States
Curtain Players, Inc. Galena, OH United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
MAY 04, 2017 - MAY 14, 2017
Kitchen Dog Theater
Dallas, TX United States
Kitchen Dog Theater Dallas, TX United States
FEB 10, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
The Catastrophic Theatre
Houston, TX United States
The Catastrophic Theatre Houston, TX United States
FEB 02, 2017 - FEB 26, 2017
1st Stage
Tysons, VA United States
1st Stage Tysons, VA United States
OCT 04, 2016 - OCT 30, 2016
Artists Repertory Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Artists Repertory Theatre Portland, OR United States
MAY 19, 2016 - JUN 25, 2016
Capital T Theatre
Austin, TX United States
Capital T Theatre Austin, TX United States
MAR 03, 2016 - MAR 20, 2016
Mad Horse Theatre Company
South Portland, ME United States
Mad Horse Theatre Company South Portland, ME United States
OCT 17, 2013 - DEC 01, 2013
A Red Orchid Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
A Red Orchid Theatre Chicago, IL United States
FEB 28, 2013 - MAR 17, 2013
Theater for the New City
New York , NY United States
Theater for the New City New York , NY United States

Awards (3)

Honorable Mention, Best of New York 2013 (Time Out New York, Adam Feldman)

10 Best Off-Off Broadway Plays of 2013 (Frontier Psychiatrist)

10 Best Chicago Theatre Shows of 2013 (Chicago Magazine)

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