Two from the Trailer Court
Two from the Trailer Court:
Dirty Girl and Salome Goes All the Way!
by Anthony Whitaker
New American Folk Theatre opened its 2012-2013 season with the world premiere of two one-act musicals, Dirty Girl and Salome Goes All the Way. The plays, directed by Anthony Whitaker and choreographed by Jamal Howard, performed in the Fall of 2012 at The Den Theatre in Chicago. Set in a fictional Georgia trailer park in 1987, Two From the Trailer Court retells the Cinderella and Salome stories.
Two From the Trailer Court features Emily Bates (Dirty Girl, Peggy/Salome, Melody), Sarah Furniss (Vivian/Salome), Katherine Glavin (Jennifer/Harmony), Jamal Howard (Darryl/Wayne), Caitlin Jackson (Linda/Lois), Kirk Jackson (Troy/Randy/John), Amber Lee Olivier (Yolanda/Carla), Mara Stewart (Tami/Opal), and Anthony Whitaker (Tammy/Harry)
is a musical comedy one-act following a girl who wishes she could go to the prom. Her fairy god cousin through marriage appears and answers her wish with the 1980s prom of her dreams. At the prom, she faces off with the popular jock, the nerd, and the cheerleaders, quickly learning that the real world can be even better than fairytales.
Check out videos from Two from the Trailer Court on our YouTube channel, NewAmericanFolk1
Salome Goes All the Way!
Based on Salome by Oscar Wilde, this one-act musical tragedy follows a prominent televangelist family celebrating the patriarch’s birthday. Pining for his stepdaughter — and niece — to dance for him, the birthday boy is thrown when she asks for the head of John the Baptist on a silver platter in exchange for her performance.