BY: Witold Gombrowicz
DIRECTED BY: Zbyszek Zasadny

CAST: Beata Pilch, Noel Olken, Barbara Holmes, Sean Marlow, Ben Byer, Sean Cooper, Maggie LaVee Rowe, Kristie Hassinger, Sarah Keith Chalmers, Robert Neill

Witold Marian Gombrowicz (August 4, 1904 – July 25, 1969) was a Polish novelist and dramatist. His works are characterised by deep psychological analysis, a certain sense of paradox and absurd, anti-nationalist flavor. In 1937 he published his first novel,Ferdydurke, which presented many of his usual themes: the problems of immaturity and youth, the creation of identity in interactions with others, and an ironic, critical examination of class roles in Polish society and culture. He gained fame only during the last years of his life, but is now considered one of the foremost figures of Polish literature.

“Taking a difficult script and making it work is no mean feat, but that’s exactly what Trap Door has done…In an outstanding cast, Beata Pilch and Sean Marlow are stand out leads….”
-Lucia Mauro, New City

“Beata Pilch is a luminous and refreshing presence as Ivona.” 
-Stephanie Shaw, The Chicago Reader

Sean Cooper, Sean Marlow, Beata Pilch

Opened: January 1995

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)


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