The Tiny Banger
by Trinity Street Players
Dec. 07 - Dec. 20
The Tiny Banger is a play about a homeless family trying to survive in an increasingly hostile city. It uses Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp archetype and film aesthetic within a contemporary setting to trouble pervasive perceptions about homelessness and illuminate how these biases lead to the criminalization measures that keep many trapped in cycles of homelessness and incarceration. We follow Dope Fiend, Jailbird, and their son Tiny Banger in their efforts to stay together. As the play goes on, the silent film world strips away, and we encounter the messy, complex world in which the family actually lives.
Directed by Adam Sussman, THE TINY BANGER stars Ray Roberts, Alaithia Velez, Sean Moran, Juliet Embry, Elizabeth Mason, Khali McDuff-Sykes, Amani J K Alexander, and Brandon Pegram.
December 07 - December 20, 2018
Black Box Theatre, 4th floor, First Baptist Church
901 Trinity Street
Austin, TX, 78701
Performances Thursdays - Sundays Dec 7-9, 13-16 are free and open to the public. Curtain times are 7:30 p.m., except for 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Late arrivals will not be able to enter the building.
Join us after each show for a Mix and Mingle. Enjoy food and chat about the new play!
Additional performances will occur at United Methodist Church at 10:30 am on Dec. 8; at Trinity Street Playhouse in partnership with Mobile Loaves and Fishes Dec 17 at 7 pm; and at Community First Amphitheatre Dec 20 at 7:30 pm.
No admission charge; donations gratefully accepted.