Beata Pilch, Ben Byer

BY: Leonard Melfe
DIRECTED BY: Daniel Taube

December 16, 1994 through January 21, 1995

CAST: Beata Pilch, Ben Byer

“This production displays a promise of fresh talent and good things to come” 
-Mary Shen Barnidge, The Windy City Times


“Director Daniel Taube nicley builds this clumsy romance to a harrowing end.”
Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Tribune

This one act play, originally performed by Theatre Genesis at St. Marks Church in-the-Bowary, New York in 1965, introduces us to two seemingly different individuals – Velma, a strangely nervous young waitress and Frankie, a struggling but talented poet. As these two misfits meet and reveal themselves to each other we learn of the young girl’s dark and horrifying secret born from the need for family, companionship and the eternal yearning for caviar and coffeecake.

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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