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Trap Door Theatre

Monsieur D’eon is a Woman

Chicago, IL
"Monsieur D’eon is a Woman” is a madcap romp following the extraordinary life and adventures of the Chevailere D’eon, an eighteenth century French diplomat, soldier, spy and a celebrated figure for Transgender and Women’s ... read more
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Past Events

Is it feasible

Is it feasible

Chicago, IL
Presented as a benefit fundraiser for Trap Door Theatre's tour in the Republic of Moldova, Is It Feasible? is a one-man play which has been translated and adapted from four short stories by Bulgarian humorist Chudomir. Chudomir’s short stories and anecdotes truly contain those quintessential intr...
Sun, Apr 8 2018 7:00 PM Sun, Apr 15 2018 8:30 PM

March To Moldova

March To Moldova

Chicago,, IL
Sunday March 25th The Den Cabaret Space   Live Performances!   Trivia and Games!   Martyr’s and Roots Pizza! (while supplies last)   DJ Dance Party 10pm-12pm!   Raffle Prizes!* Restaurant and Bar Gift Cards Tickets to Chicago’s Best Theatres Many More   Silent Auction! Downtown ...
Sunday, March 25 2018 6:00 PM 11:30 PM

The Locketeer

The Locketeer

Chicago, IL
The Locketeer is an adaptation of Elias Canetti’s play from 1956, The Numbered wherein a nameless future state claims its power by imposing life spans on its citizens. This competition for status causes social paranoia and a tragicomic refusal of facts. The adaptation will be devised with the ens...
Thu, Jan 25 2018 8:00 PM Sat, Mar 3 2018 9:30 PM

Secondhand Time

Secondhand Time

Chicago, IL
Who do you become when you're alone? Who are you when you're lost in a memory? 'Secondhand Time' explores the many ghosts inside us and the experience of making and remaking ourselves throughout our lives. Inspired by Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, original text by Ellen Wiese, and...
Sun, Feb 4 2018 8:00 PM Mon, Feb 5 2018 8:30 PM

THEY

THEY

Chicago, IL
Artistic Director Beata Pilch directs Stanislaw Witkiewicz' THEY. “They are running everything but no one knows who THEY actually are?” Using the text of Stanislaw Witkiewicz, They examines who THEY are and if the secret government really exists. They tragically examines how the beauty in love ...
Thu, Dec 7 2017 8:00 PM Sat, Jan 13 2018 9:30 PM

Occidental Express

Occidental Express

Chicago, IL
Occidental Express is the latest colloboration between Trap Door, Romanian playwright Matei Visniec and Director Istvan Szabo K. Don't miss this new show by the team that brought you The Word Progress on My Mother's Lips Doesn't Ring True.
Thu, Oct 12 2017 8:00 PM Sat, Nov 18 2017 9:30 PM

Into the Empty Sky

Into the Empty Sky

Chicago, IL
Into the Empty Sky, devised and directed by Monica Payne, draws from a selection of Wislawa Szymborska’s poems as the catalyst for this new work. Szymborska, a beloved Polish poet and Nobel laureate, tended to view her subjects, both large and small, from an unusual, pragmatic, and wry perspectiv...
Thu, May 11 2017 8:00 PM Sat, Jun 17 2017 9:30 PM

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Chicago, IL
Written in 1941, Bertolt Brecht’s compelling parable The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a savage satire of social and political corruption.   Bertolt Brecht’s, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui is a political show written during WWII to denounce Hitler's rise told within a gangster parable that...
Thu, Mar 16 2017 8:00 PM Sat, Apr 29 2017 10:00 PM

Phèdre

Phèdre

Chicago, IL
Trap Door Theatre presents an adaptation of Jean Racine's Phèdre. Physical evocations of the myths of ancient Greece, as well as a critical eye toward societal conventions combine to create a modern take on this classic story of forbidden love.
Thu, Jan 5 2017 8:00 PM Fri, Feb 24 2017 9:30 PM

Fantasy Island for Dummies

Fantasy Island for Dummies

Chicago, IL
A 1980 “Fantasy Island” episode about a ventriloquist and her devious dummy inspires a voyage into suppressed identities, ancient Babylonian sex goddesses, and a “perfect wife” struggling with her defiant side.
Thu, Sep 29 2016 8:00 PM Sat, Nov 5 2016 10:00 PM
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