Trap Door Theatre

Upcoming Events

Lipstick Lobotomy
Drama
Runs Feb 13Mar 21, 2020

LIPSTICK LOBOTOMY imagines a friendship between JFK’s little sister Rosemary Kennedy and the playwright’s great aunt Ginny at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of …

Reality Theatre
Comedy
Runs Feb 23Mar 09, 2020

“Reality Theatre” is a fast-moving collection that explores our anxieties about change, the acceleration of technology, and maintaining human relationships in a world quickly becoming less and less …

The Water Hen
Experimental
Runs May 07Jun 13, 2020
1655 W. Cortland
Chicago IL 60622
773-384-0494
“No other theater can consistently suspend reality to create overwhelming and oftentimes-otherworldly atmosphere, usually before the action or dialogue even begins, like Trap Door Theatre. To say that they are the foremost purveyors avant-garde theater in Chicago is to understate this portal to alternate realms. Hidden down a narrow walkway, next to a bar, behind a restaurant, on a side street in Bucktown is a black trap door that opens into the extremes of theatrical imagination. You could drive by it and easily miss this purgatorial paradise of the sublime surreal,” Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review
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