We are invited to partake in a judo fight, a game of chess, a reading of tarot cards. This war against war is theatre as seen by poet Fernando Arrabal and painter Yves Klein: a struggle against the prisons built by the dictators of the bodies and of the minds, even when they are our own mothers. ...
Thu, Mar 22 2018 8:00 PM — Sat, Apr 28 2018 9:30 PM
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
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 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
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
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 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, 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
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
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