Trap Door Theatre

Upcoming Events

The White Plague
Experimental
Runs Dec 05, 2019Jan 11, 2020
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 …

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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