If you are a DC/Metropolitan native, then DC Trash!, a political satire written and performed by Ron Litman, with musical accompaniment by Tom Pile, should shoot straight to the top of your “must see” list of Fringe shows.
Scenic Designer Kat Mollman shows crushed refrigerator boxes (that later hold bright surprises) and a homeless man sleeping on a mound of trash bags. Wakening, Litman mutters to himself, retches uncontrollably, and curses at passersby. Just as I begin to wonder why I’m watching onstage what I can see on the city streets for free, Litman dives into a lengthy tirade about everything from homelessness, racial tensions, stereotypes, and the hot topic of the 1%.
The focal point of his show revolves around his viewpoint as a trash-man, and his VIP seat to “the purging of our culture of consumption.” He reminisces about how DC has changed since he was a child, and what he expects for the future. His intense, maniacal grin and mile-a-minute tongue has his audience captivated from start to finish, barely recovering from a forceful reality check before being besieged by another. Blunt, intelligent, and hilarious, DC Trash! Stays with you after you leave the theatre.
DC Trash! information and showtimes.