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Written by Lindsay Joelle
Directed by Monteze Freeland

A Co-World Premiere with Philadelphia Theatre Company

Unexpectedly Heartfelt
An unconventional buddy comedy follows first time sanitation worker Marlowe and lifer Danny in the cab of a nineteen-ton garbage truck in New York City. Tasked with picking up what the world has discarded, they learn that some things are easier to toss than others.

April 30 through May 22, 2022


Tickets are only available as part of a subscription package at this time. Single tickets go on sale September 7, 2021 at 10:00am.


Lindsay Joelle is a New York-based playwright and librettist. Plays include The MessengersTrayf (Theater J, Penguin Rep, New Rep), The Garbologists (EST/Sloan Commission), The Princess of Riverside Drive (libretto, Vital Theater), and A Small History of Amal, Age 7 (Forward Flux & Pratidhwani). She has received an Audible Emerging Playwright Commission, Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Commission, National New Play Network grant, Irving Zarkower Award, Rita Goldberg MFA Playwriting Prize, two Kilroys List honorable mentions, and has presented work with PlayPenn New Play Conference, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Nashville Repertory Theatre, Curious Theatre, City Theatre, TADA! Youth Theater, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Playwrights Foundation, New Georges, and The Lark. Two-time finalist for the Eugene O’Neill NPC and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, finalist for American Blues Theatre’s Blue Ink Award, The Leah Ryan Prize, JAW Festival, Jewish Plays Project, SPACE on Ryder Farm, BRIClab Residency, UMass New Play Lab, Soho Rep Lab, among others. NNPN 2018/19 Writer-in-Residence at Curious Theatre. Alumna of Nashville Rep’s Ingram New Works Lab, the New Georges Jam, the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop, Columbia University (BA), and CUNY/Hunter (MFA).