How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients


June 2017

Hungary & Romania


Written by Matei Visniec

Translated by Jeremy Lawrence and Catherine Popesco

Directed by Zoltán Balázs

Guest Director from Hungary

Trap Door was invited to perform in three international theatre festivals, and venues throughout the region.

Explore the Chicago Production

Tour Cast and Crew: Dennis Bisto, Simina Contras, Gary Damico, Michael Garvey, Emily Lotspeich, Richard Norwood, Beata Pilch, Pavi Proczko, and Nicole Wiesner.



June 8: Budapest

Puppet Theatre In collaboration with Maladype Theatre


June 10: Nicolae Balcescu Land Forces Academy, Sibiu

June 12: Teatrul Gong (Sala parter), Sibiu

International Theatre Festival of Sibiu

June 15: Baia Mare

International Theatre Festival ATELIER

Zoltan Balasz was awarded Best Director at the 24th Atelier International Theater Festival.

June 17: Cultural Center REDUTA, Brasov

June 21: Miturile Cetatii, Constanza

International Theatre Festival