NIGHT COIL

BY: Jeffrey M. Jones
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper

JEFF RECOMMENDED
Opened January 2001

“It’s a powerful reminder of what has made Trap Door the vital off-Loop fixture that it is.” 

– Nick Green, The Chicago Reader

CAST: Shannon O’ Neill, Troy Lindsey, Michael McEvoy, Naomi DeLucco, Tom Bateman, Lyle Aker, Devon Schumacher, Luke Hatton, and Stacy Stoltz

LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
COSTUME DESIGN: Beata Pilch, Imma Curl
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Dawn Swick, Jason DeLange
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Alex Present
FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER: Danny Robles

A nightmare where a man is immersed in Hamlet’s famous speech…

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:

Jeffrey M. Jones is an American playwright and author. He has most recently written J.P. Morgan Saves the Nation, a site specific musical. He has also written a series of plays called Crazy Plays, Puss-in-Boots, The Confessions of a Dopefiend, 70 Scenes of Halloween, Nightcoil, and The Fortress of Solitude.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:

Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.