Cast: Tiffany Bedwell, Kevin Cox, Noah Durham, Carolyn Hoerdemann, and Holly Thomas (Cerney).


Copi is an Argentinean playwright, designer, cartoonist, and writer. Writing in French, his plays are set on the borderline of reality and delirium, historical fact and imaginative interpretation of events. Copi’s plays have minimal stage direction, so they can be produced according to the styles of different theatres. He has written such plays as Eva Peron, La Pyramide, La Coupe du Monde, and Le Frigo.

Set Design: Merje Veski / Film: Carrie Holt de Lama / Sound Design: Sam Lewis / Costume Design: Angela Ogle / Lighting Design: Richard Norwood / Properties: Meredith Miller / Make Up Design: Zsófia Ötvös / Graphic Design: Michal Janicki / Dramaturge: Milan Pribisic / Stage Manager:

Eva Peron


Written by Copi

Translated by Anni Lee Taylor

Directed by Beata Pilch

December 20, 2007 – February 9, 2008


This wild comedy about love, submission, greed, and conspiracy revolves around Evita’s hysteria and anxiety during the final hours of her life. Copi, a potent influence in France’s Theatre of the Absurd movement, presents the revered icon as a spoiled and neurotic woman who cannot be satisfied by the people around her in this mad piece about love, submission, greed and trickery.

Award for “Top Five Guilty Pleasures of 2007″, Newcity Chicago


Beata Pilch founded Trap Door Theatre in 1994. Originally from Chicago, she holds a BFA in Acting from the United States International University in San Diego and a MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. She had the honor to graduate as a magna cum laude from both universities and was later awarded the Prestigious Alumni award from CalArts. Pilch found Chicago’s Trap Door Theatre in 1994 and still presides as its Artistic Director. She has directed and performed in over 80 Trap Door productions and has toured abroad annually with the company to France, Romania, Hungary, Poland and was the first US theatre company ever to perform in the Republic of Moldova. In 2015, Beata created a sister company, Trap Door International, which produces out of Barcelona, Spain.