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Sweet sound of Trailer Park returns
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A talk before the final dress rehearsal - photo by Michelle Kim

“The Great American Trailer Park Musical” is set to take the stage at Center Street Arts by storm once again. Selling out through an extended week and earning 11 Metro Atlanta Theatre awards in its last run, the quirky residents of Armadillo Acres return relating their struggles to the tune of country-rock numbers. 

The story centers around married high school sweethearts, Norbert and Jeannie Garstecki, approaching their 20th anniversary. Jeannie’s agoraphobia and Norbert’s interest in new neighbor and stripper Pippi are proving hazardous to their union. Throw in a the trio of Betty, Lin and Pickles, well-meaning and involved neighbors along with Pippi’s looney ex-boyfriend Duke, who’s high on magic marker fumes, and hijinks ensue with a surprise twist.

Director Jay Tryall returns to the production, but this time he’s also starring as Duke. “The new cast members have such different strengths I wanted to really highlight and utilize...the jokes and humor are a lot more in your face this time,” said Tryall, “This is a stellar acting cast and it really shines when they are all on stage interacting with each other.”

The play runs July 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 at 8 p.m.; July 14-15, 21-22 and 28-29 at 3 p.m. at 910 Center St. in Conyers. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 and $16 for seniors and students. For tickets go to or call (678) 374-3224. Tickets purchased at the door will be $25 and $21 for seniors and students.