The Sanitation Chronicles Opens April 18 Off-Broadway

The Sanitation Chronicles, written by Paul Brno (Josephine La Rocca, I Should Ask) and Mary Humphrey Baldridge (Ruth & Robert & Robert & Ruth, Revenge of the Dinosaur Lady) and directed by Peter DeMaio, will play a limited engagement of twelve performances. The show will run at Theatre 54 at Shetler Studios, 244 W. 54 Street, 12th Floor (between Broadway & 8th Avenue). Opening Night is Wednesday, April 18, at 8PM, and performances run through Sunday, April 29.
"The Sanitation Chronicles is a 'slice of life' play, taking place in a New York City Sanitation garage. The characters, most of them Sanmen, confront daily prejudices, anger and violence. Everything comes to a boil when one of the men appears dressed as a woman…  Although the language and material are sometimes raw, the overall impression is one of the characters' humanity, and an ultimate hopefulness," state press notes.

The production features Richard Bey ("The Richard Bey Show") as Johnny, Joe Albert Lima (Crown Players' Driving Miss Daisy) as Jackson, Bryan Pugh (Bury the Dead) as Dennis, Peter De Maio (Broadway's The Changing Room) as Foreman Ruiz, Danny Cleary (Rain from out of the Blue) as Rizzo, Michael Locascio (Neighborhood Playhouse's Mr. Arcularis) as Sorrello, Vivian Neuwirth (Kennedy Center's Marvin's Room) as The Wife, Aidan O'shea as Choo Choo, and Christina George (The Sound of Music) as Cissie. Lighting and set design is by Chad Brinkman, and the stage manager is Paul Brno.

The Sanitation Chronicles plays Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8PM, Saturdays at 3PM and Sundays at 7PM. Tickets are $15 ($10 for sanitation workers) and are available online at or by calling Theatermania at 212-352-3101, or 866-811-4111.

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