THE PITCHFORK DISNEY

BY: Philip Ridley
DIRECTED BY: Dado

Opened May 2000

Jeff Recommended

“Their ferocious portrayal of Riddley’s dark, eerie script is riveting. 
-Jenn Goddu, The Chicago Reader

 

CAST: Shannon O’ Neill, Eric Johnson, Mike Gilio, Tom Meier
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Michael Quinn
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex Present

The Pitchfork Disney
-The nightmare lingers after the make-beleive.

- An act of kindness can trun into a nightmare.

-A harrowing and cruel spirited tale about prepubescent life from a child’s perspective.

-Twins struggle to overcome the horrors of their abusive childhoof by coming face to face with their fears.

- A set of twins are taken through a noght of terror by two side-show performers.

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Philip Ridley studied painting at St. Martin’s School of Art, London and his work has been widely exhibited throughout Europe. As a writer his credits include novellas, a collection of short stories, a novel, three novels for childen, plays for BBC radio, two short films, soon followed by his highly acclaimed screenplay for The Krays (1990) and his feature film debut as both writer and director for the controversiam, The Reflecting Skin, which has won eleven international awards. In 1991 he was awarded the Most Promising Newcomer to British Film at the Evening Standard Film Awards. The Pitchfork Disney is his first stage play.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Dado directs and acts throughout the city. She most recently directed The Wizard of Ozfor tEmerald City Theaterm and Hellcab for Famous Door. Other directing credits include Michael Hannen’s world premeire adaptation of Fydor Dostoevsky’s The Possessed for Prop/ National Pastime/aka Productions, Tracers for Mary-Archie Theater (Jeff Citation for direction) and Thanatos for Npt/aka Producions.


News!
 
Chicago Reader names Trap Door Theatre as runner up for Best Off Loop Theatre Company! Best of Chicago 2018
 

Time Out Chicago recognizes Trap Door as one of the best storefront theatres in the city!

Trap Door welcomes
New Resident Director: Monica Payne
and New Resident Sound Designer: Danny Rockett

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