Posts tagged "Trap Door Theatre"

"The Balcony" (Trap Door Theatre): Surreal Eroticism

"The Balcony" (Trap Door Theatre): Surreal Eroticism
Outside there is a political revolution.  Inside there is the sexual revolution.  What happens when the two collide?  Playwright Jean Genet tells the tale of a brothel known for its fantasy roleplaying.  Guests act out desires and fetishes to escape. As the war rages outside, the clientele get their freak on at Madame Irma’s. It’s bawdy make-believe... Read more »

"As You Like It (A New Adaptation)" (Strangeloop Theatre): Shakespeare...(sorta)

#74.  “All the world is a stage!” is a famous quote from Shakespeare’s play As You Like It.  That philosophy encourages theatres to be dynamic and ever-changing.  Even established plays receive a new look and life as a theatre company interprets the work. Strangeloop Theatre presents As You Like It (A New Adaptation). Family issues at court... Read more »

"Overweight, Unimportant: Misshape -A European Supper (Trap Door Theatre): Hungry for Controversy!

An attractive couple walks into a bar… No, it’s not the opening of a joke.  It’s the catalyst that bonds ordinary locals into bizarre misfits.  Trap Door Theatre presentsOVERWEIGHT, unimportant: MISSHAPE – A European Supper.  The usual suspects are getting their drink on.  Piggy and Bunny are knitting and sniping. Karlo is looking for a fight.  Herta... Read more »
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Strangers and Romance (Strangeloop Theatre): Beautiful Tales of Hope through Despair

Where does romance start?  In a deserted train station?  In an empty church? Where does love end?  On an isolated subway platform?  On a vacated pew?  Strangeloop Theatre presents Strangers and Romance.  Award-winning, Chicago playwrightBarbara Lhota uses two one-act plays to illustrate the distance and closeness of lovers and strangers.  In a Boston subway station, Madison and Maddie role-play... Read more »

EXTENDED "HAMLETMACHINE": Well-Oiled Deadly Sexy Fantasy

Trap Door Theatre presents HAMLETMACHINEWritten by Heiner MullerTranslated by Carl WeberMusic composed by Jonathan GuillenDirected by Max TruaxThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pmThru February 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Seventy minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I am Hamlet.’ I AM Hamlet.’ ‘I am HAMLET!’  To-be-or-not-to-be gets skewed when three guys claim they are the... Read more »

Review "Me too, I am Catherine Deneuve": Absolument fabuleux!

EXTENDS Thru December 4th Trap Door Theatre presents ME TOO, I AM CATHERINE DENEUVEAt 1655 W. CortlandWritten by Pierre NotteTranslated by David BradbyDirected by Valery WarnotteThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pmThru November 20th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Approximately ninety minutes with no intermission Reviewed by Katy Walsh ‘I’ll have what I want, when I want it.’... Read more »
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Review "Chaste": Absurd Lunacy of Libido Over Intellect

Trap Door Theatre presents CHASTEAt 1655 W. Cortland AvenueWritten by Ken PrestininziDirected by Kate HendricksonThru June 26th Buy TicketsRunning Time:  Two hours and twenty minutes included a ten minute delayed start and intermission. Reviewed by Katy Walsh I hated this company’s last production, MINNA.  Trying again to get in to the Trap Door, I slip through... Read more »

Review "Minna" IS Theatre of Catastrophe!

Trap Door Theatre presents Minna Written by Howard Barker Directed by Nicole Wiesner Thru February 13th Buy Tickets Minna is a narcissist! Both the titled character and the play suffer from an overestimation of appearance and abilities. Trap Door Theatre presents Minna, a play… no… more like a gluttony of monologues safety pinned together, written... Read more »