SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS (A FINAL EVENING WITH THE ILLUMANTI)
BY: Larry Larson and Levi Lee
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

 

CAST: Chuck Raucci, Eric Johnson
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Beata Pilch
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Aaron Boucher, Jason Boucher

 

“Performed by people who know what they’re doing.”
-Jack Helbig, The Chicago Reader

“A novel script, a talented couple of actors, a smart director and an imaginative production. Hallelujah.”
-Richard Christiansen, The Chicago Tribune

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper
Michael is currently the Head of Acting at the Second city Training Center. He created this program almost nine years ago with the late Martin da Maat. He also was on the faculty of the United States International University of San Diego for 8 years and Artistic Director of the North Coast Repertory Theatre Conservatory in San Diego for four years. In Chicago, Michael was Artistic Director at the Boxer Rebellion Theatre and Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre. He has been a Guest Director and Instructor at Northern Illinois University over the past 7 years. He has directed over 80 productions in his career. His plays have received 9 Jeff recommendations, 7 Jeff nominations, 3 Jeff citations and 5 After Dark Awards.

Opened: August 1997

 


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

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