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Photos: David Rodgers

"Nothing But Trash entertains most because it does bad so good."


- Pete Hempstead, TheaterMania

What happens when two beautiful teenage boys meet under the hot summer sun?  Nothing good.


It’s 1958.  Tab and Troy are on the fast track to madness when their innocent love is destroyed by lies. 


Wrongly accused of a heinous crime, the boys must escape the horrors of juvenile hall, or risk losing their sanity.  And their lives!

Off Off Broadway Premiere: March 2014, Theater For The New City


Tim Burke*

David Errigo, Jr.*

Andrew Glaszek*

Andy Halliday*

John Kevin Jones*

Rory Max Kaplan*

Tim McGarrigal*

Jeffrey Vause

Steven Wenslawski*


*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

Andy Halliday, Playwright

G.R. Johnson, Director

Jonathan Collins, Scenic Design

Joseph Thompson, Lighting Design

Gail Baldoni, Costume Design

Jacob Subotnick, Sound Design

Dave Bova, Wig & Makeup Design

David McDermott, Casting

Ryan Hallet, Press Representative

Greg Zane, Choreographer

Jim Cooney, Choreographer

Melissa Kollwitz, Dialect Coach

Craig M. Rosenthal, Prod. Stage Manager

A note from the playwright . . .


I wanted tell a story about repressed love.  I was inspired by the lurid teenage romance movies of the 1950s. 


The first act satirizes films like “Peyton Place.”  I love Lana Turner’s character - a frustrated widow, hungry for love, but fearful of sex. 


The second act delves into teenage rebel movies like “Reform School Girl,” where only the tough girls survive.  But ultimately, this story is about two innocent teenage boys who must hide their love. 

- Andy Halliday

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