BY: T. H. McCulloh
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

CAST: Michael Garvey, Bob Rusch, Lawrence Silver, Chuck Raucci, David Nicksic, Eric Haessler, Clay Calvin, Eric Johner, Patrick Brennan, Ken Volp
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood

“The Boys of the Peggy August Club is the kind of reckless, impractical, edgily entergetic production that established Chicago theatre as a force to be reckoned with a generation ago–and that marks Trap Door as a significant troupe for today.” 
- Albert Williams, The Chicago Reader

“Messy as sex and immediate as lightning

-Lawrence Bommer, The Chicago Tribune

Tip of the Week, Lucia Mauro, New City

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: December 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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