Lette (Dennis Bisto) assumes that since he’s the inventor of his company’s latest product, he’ll be the one to present it at the big upcoming corporate event. But then his coworkers and wife reveal a secret kept from him his entire life: his hideous face. No one would ever buy his genius invention when he […]
If you’re a fan of Henry Louis Gates’s Finding Your Roots on PBS, then you can probably relate to Annabelle Lee Revak’s impulse to create a musical out of the World War I-era letters of her great-great-grandfather, Joe Loula. As in Gates’s program, the most interesting details in Revak’s Notes & Letters with Underscore Theatre […]
Michael Mejia directs Laura Ruohonen’s 2003 exploration of power, identity, and freedom in Trap Door Theatre’s return to in-person performance. Loosely based on Queen Christina, the 17th-century Swedish monarch who abdicated because she couldn’t rule on her own terms, Queen C pays only cursory lip service to period specificity. The message is spelled out at […]
Weirdness and wonder abound in Matei Vişniec’s Decomposed Theatre at Trap Door, but be prepared for creepiness, too.
Trap Door reimagines its aesthetic for film; Otherworld films a onetime live performance (sans audience).
A musical based on the true-life “Slender Man” attack raises more questions than it answers.
Trap Door’s production of Ionesco’s absurdist farce works best when no one is talking.