BY: Dea Loher
DIRECTED BY: Michael Hoffman


CAST: Sharon Gopfert, Melissa Carlson, Tom Daniel, Maria Miller, Michael Daley

“Now in its U.S. premiere by the Trap Door Theatre, Tattoo is a family show only in the grimmest sense, It shows little but implies years of waking nightmares.”
-Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Tribune 

“In all, Tattoo is a wrenching piece, made all the more so by a director and a cast that are up to the demands of Loher’s horrific story”
-Catey Sullivan, Nightlines

While scratching at the epidermis of abuse and peeling away the scabs that cover their disturbing existence, a family reveals the disease that infects their love for each other.

Opened: May 1996

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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