Great American Trailer Park Musical
OPENS AT ACTORS CABARET OF EUGENE ON FRIDAY, AUG. 31.
OK, this one makes your performing arts editor quite, quite nervous. The publicity says something about the Broadway version “encouraging the audience to dress in their best trailer-trash outfits,” and frankly, that seems … idiotic. Or rude. Or both. (ACE doesn’t seem to be encouraging it. Thank you, Jim and Joe.) But this show ran to accolades in N.Y., and the critics seem united in their enjoyment of the crazy plot, many ballads and stereotypically “funny” scenes. To quote the press release, “There’s a new tenant in Armadillo Acres — and she’s wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park.” See it for yourself. Show dates are Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22. Tix available at 683-4368.