Join Trap Door in it’s 24th Season!


Occidental Express

Written by: Matei Visniec
Translated by: Nick Awde
Directed by: István Szabó K.
Guest Director from Hungary


October 12 – November 18, 2017



Written by: Stanislaw I. Witkiewicz
Translated by: Daniel Gerould and C.S. Duper
Directed by Artistic Director: Beata Pilch


December 7, 2017 – January 13, 2018


The Locketeer

Adapted from The Numbered by: Elias Canetti
Directed by: Catherine Sullivan


January 25 – March 3, 2018


Letter Of Love (The Fundamentals of Judo)

Written by: Fernando Arabal
Directed by: Aleksi Barrière
Guest Director from France


March 22 – April 28, 2018


Monsieur d’Eon is a Woman

Written by: Mark Brownell
Directed by: Nicole Wiesner


May 17 – June 23, 2018



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Subscribers now get priority seating!!

Trap Door Theatre is once again offering our popular discounted multi-show pass! Use these passes in any combination for any Trap Door Theatre production with advance reservation.

See 4 shows for just $75 (save up to $25!) Click Here to Purchase Your 4 Show Pass!

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Super Subscriber pass includes…
* Tickets to 8 Trap Door Shows
* Complimentary glass of beer or wine when you attend
* Exclusive invitation to selected rehearsals!
* Priority Seating for all of the shows

Passes never expire. Passes can be used in any combination anytime for any Trap Door Theatre production. Rentals, tours, or touring companies excluded. Seating is limited — please call ahead to the box office to make advance reservations when using your pass.


Congratulations Jeff Awards Nominees 2017: Rachel Sypniewski,
Victor Quezada-Perez
and "ARTURO UI Ensemble"

Trap Door welcomes
Associate Ensemble members:

Adam Huizenga
Sami Ismat
David Kaplinsky
Vic Kuligoski
Eddie Lynch
Josh Pennington
Christopher Prchal
Alex Stien
Alexander Trice
Nora Lise Ulrey
Kristin Davis*
(*Resident Stage Manager)


Congratulations to our amazing Danny Rockett for recent Joseph Jefferson Award - Original Music in a Play for "How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients"
Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

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