Danse Macabre Theatrics & Horse Trade Theater Group Present:
"HOUSE OF TRASH"
--A Cosmically Comic White Trash Musical
--Revamped Book, Music & Lyrics by TRAV S.D.
--Designed & Directed by FRANK CWIKLIK
--Musical Direction by ADAM SWIDERSKI
--Produced by FRANK CWIKLIK & MICHELE SCHLOSSBERG
A sinister, darkly comic cornpone musical extravaganza featuring original songs and vaudevillian lunacy, "House of Trash" both explores and destroys every cliche you've ever heard about rural Americana---deftly satirizing and
sympathetically humanizing the kind of people most New Yorkers would run screaming from.
"House of Trash" features 8 musical numbers ranging from Vaudevillian to Country & Western to tender ballads. Thought-provoking, hysterically funny, disturbing, alarming and moving---it's not like anything you've seen before;
and if you think you have, you haven't seen it like this.
MEET THE MAGGOT CLAN: Stereotypes? Lowlifes? Lost? Insane?
---PREACHER BOB MAGGOT--A garbageman by day who moonlights as a Baptist preacher by night, while trying to reconcile the demands of God with the longings of the flesh.
---TOBY--Sixteen, bitter, angry, confused; lost in a world that doesn't understand him and in love with a married woman at the end of her rope.
---PUBERT--A glue-sniffing malcontent who sleeps all day and ruts all night with ANGEL, the gothic psychotic alien abductee.
---MAMA--TV junkie, food glutton; convinced the world is full of ghosts and piss.
---HAYSEED--A goat-lover and mental deficient more concerned with his obsessions than his family.
---Plus a cast of supporting characters including CLAUDE, the world's first truck-driving gorilla sidekick.
DMTheatrics' production of "House of Trash" features a NEWLY REVAMPED BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS by Trav S.D. (founder of the American Vaudeville Theater, whose work has been published internationally). Directed by Frank Cwiklik,
hailed by The Village Voice, NYTheatre.com & Back Stage as one of the most important young directors on the NYC theatre scene.
"A rowdy, raucous, profane cartoon of a show with the blessed ring of truth simmering just beneath the surface."----NYTheatre.com, Aug. 2000
"More fun than a Jerry Springer marathon. . .a grab bag of sharp socio-political musings and chicken-fried melodies, with Coors Lite references to boot."--TheaterMania.com, Feb. 2000
--Starring: Jonatha Bates, Dan Maccarone, Josh Mertz, Roger Nasser, Joe Popp, Michele Schlossberg, Moira Stone & Adam Swiderski.
--Featuring the music of THE MAGGOT FAMILY RAMBLERS---Peter Herman, Guitar / Bernie Li, Guitar / Greg Solomon, Bass