Trailer laughs: Musical brings tale of betrayal, adultery to Marietta Square
by Sally Litchfield
March 05, 2014 01:18 AM | 1342 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The cast members of ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ are, bottom row, Amy Dawson and Katrina Stroup. Top row, Gina Ann Riggs, Brian Brooks, Jenn Loudermilk, Lauren Butterfield and Zac Phelps.
The cast members of ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical’ are, bottom row, Amy Dawson and Katrina Stroup. Top row, Gina Ann Riggs, Brian Brooks, Jenn Loudermilk, Lauren Butterfield and Zac Phelps.
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Some familiar faces for Cherokee County are lighting up the stage with “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” co-produced by Marietta Players and Gina Ann Carlton Riggs of Woodstock. The musical runs Wednesdays through Sundays through March 15 at 11 Whitlock Ave., Marietta (formerly Theatre in the Square).

Riggs, who also plays Jeannie Garstecki in the adult comedy and Brian Brooks, who plays the role of Norbert Garstecki, are both from Cherokee County.

Riggs is also the mother of Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl in the popular TV show, “The Walking Dead.” As a special treat for audience members, Chandler will be available during intermission of the Wednesday and Thursday performances for photo ops.

“It is a hilarious show dealing with betrayal and adultery. But, it has some tender moments in it as well as the couple works toward rebuilding their relationship. Think Jerry Springer done as a musical,” said Riggs.

In the play, the new tenant at Armadillo Acres is wreaking havoc all over Florida’s most exclusive trailer park. When Pippi, the stripper on the run, comes between the Dr. Phil-loving, agoraphobic Jeannie and her tollbooth collector husband, storms begin to brew.

The show is recommended for mature audiences because of the subject matter.

The production is an ensemble cast of seven also includes Lauren Butterfield (Pippi), Jenn Loudermilk (Bad Ass Betty), Katrina Stroup (Pickles), Amy Dawson (Linoleum), and Zac Phelps (Duke).

The play is directed by Blaine Clotfelter.

The show was performed in the first annual New York Music Theater Festival in 2004. “Trailer Park” opened off-Broadway at Bows at Dodger Stages on Sept. 27, 2005, and starred Marietta native (Broadway and film star) Shuler Hensley.

“Guys who don’t like theater will love this show. It’s funny, raunchy and just fun to watch. It’s a great show for a date night or a girls’ night out,” Riggs said.

For show times and more information or tickets, visit mariettaplayers.com or call (678) 224-8095.





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