Wilkes University


Wilkes University Presents “The Great American Trailer Park Musical” Feb. 13 – 15 and 20 – 22

With a title like “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Wilkes University’s latest theater production isn’t playing coy. It’s exactly what you think it is.

The musical will take the stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 13 – 15 and 20 – 22. A cheeky musical comedy that’s equal parts “South Park” and “Desperate Housewives,” the production explores the relationships between tenants of Florida’s Armadillo Acres Trailer Park. 

Wilkes students play the tenants, including stripper-on-the-run Pippi, played by Taylor Lamerand, and her Sharpie-sniffing stalker boyfriend Duke, played by Paul Doherty, as well as “Dr. Phil”-addicted agoraphobic Jeannie, played by Katie Roarty, and her washed-up high-school football star-turned-tollbooth worker husband Norbert, played by James Daly. 

Wilkes Assistant Professor of Acting Jon Liebetrau directs, with musical direction by adjunct faculty member Ken McGraw and choreography by adjunct faculty member Sean Harris. 

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinee performances at 2 p.m. General admission is $10. Student/senior/children admission is $5. Admission is free for students with Wilkes ID.