Venue Details

22 Star Starred
Trap Door Theatre
1655 West Cortland Street Chicago, IL 60622
773-384-0494
Venue website Get directions

Reviews & Ratings

"The Balcony"
5 ratings
2.6 average rating
  • 0
    5
  • 2
    4
  • 0
    3
  • 2
    2
  • 1
    1
donna
13 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 12 2013

Male nudity! The Trap Door is reaching now! It pays to advertise?

Genet is difficult and a nice guide--ANYTHING--in the program would have been appreciated.

I take the train. Even when I drive there is no problem with parking.

Jane's is...continued

report as inappropriate
Chcg27
8 events
6 reviews
40 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Would have left if there was an intermission. Not engaging. From the reviews around Chicago, expected more, but maybe I just don't think wearing pony ears is that raunchy (characters fulfill their customers' fantasies).

Theater has charm, though!

report as inappropriate
More Information

Description

Jean Genet (December 19, 1910 – April 15, 1986) was a prominent and controversial French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Genet’s mother was a prostitute who raised him for a year before giving him up for adoption. In and out of prison for much of his early life, he was a vagabond, petty criminal, and prostitute – experiences that informed much of his writing. His major works include the novels Querelle of Brest, The Thief’s Journal and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Blacks, The Maids and The Screens.

Written by: Jean Genet 

Translated by: Bernard Frechtman 

Directed by: Max Truax 

Cast: Antonio Brunetti, Simina Contras, David A. Holcombe, John Kahara, Meghan Lewis, Michelle Oliver, Thom Pasculli, Alzan Pelesic, Ann Sonneville, David Steiger, Nicole Wiesner and Carl Wisniewski. 

Blue Man Group Chicago <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>STOMP</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil</em> Gift Card Walker Stalker Con Chicago 2017 <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> Chicago Travel & Adventure Show <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em>