Review: New American Folk Theatre Presents Trash at The Den Theatre (April 25, 2016)

Trash is the story of Jinx Malibu, a former movie star in the Rocket Pussy franchise. In this performance, the actors do a great job portraying these very unlikable characters. Kirk Jackson is completely comfortable performing without pants while playing Loogie. Carrie Campana is entertaining as she plays spunky Othermomma.  Caitlin Jackson plays Smudge as likable as possible given the script. Jamal Howard as Mr. Hollywood perfectly exemplifies the Perez Hilton style celebrity blogger. And lastly, Anthony Whitaker portrays Jinx so well that you quickly forget it’s a man portraying a woman.

However, these great actors are working with an inept script. Events take place that come out of nowhere and seem very peculiar. Within the context of the proposed Rocket Pussy comeback movie, this would be acceptable. Unfortunately, it is true of the whole play. The audience never really cares about the characters. That being said, I look forward to seeing what The New American Folk Theatre does next. With a great script, they have the talent to put on a great show.

Quinn Delaney

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