Trap Door Theatre

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Tango
Comedy/Drama
Runs Feb 21Mar 30, 2019
In this hilarious satire, the dangers inherent in contemporary society are inscribed in a universal story of how conformity, anarchy and formalism can come into conflict between generations.
Childhood Beauty
New Work
Runs Mar 03Mar 25, 2019

Using the forms of theatre, performance art, and dance, Childhood Beauty is about reluctantly participating in Jane Fonda’s dance aerobics videos way-back-when. It is about monopolizing the thoughts …

25/25 Festival
Experimental, Variety
Runs Feb 14Mar 30, 2019
A 25th Season Celebration
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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