Trap Door Theatre Presents SAD HAPPY SUCKER

By: Jun. 06, 2018
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THE TRAP DOOR THEATRE is proud to present Sad Happy Sucker Written by Lee Kirk, Directed by Mike Steele.

Cast: Logan Hulick, Emily Lotspiech, and Alex Stein

Lee Kirk (Playwright) is from Dallas, Texas. A graduate of The Theater School at DePaul University, he is a founding member of Saint Ed, a theater collective. His play Sad Happy Sucker was originally produced in 2007 in Los Angeles. His play Champion has had readings at Naked Angels, Manhattan Theater Club and Williamstown. His latest film, Ordinary World, starred Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Selma Blair, Judy Greer and Fred Armisen. It premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was distributed by Universal Pictures. His previous film, The Giant Mechanical Man, starred Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina and Topher Grace, and was distributed by Tribeca Films. In television, he has directed the NBC comedy, The Office.

Mike Steele (Director) has been a member of the Trap Door Theatre since 2014 and currently serves as Co-Literary Manager. Favorite Trap Door acting credits include Letter of Love (dir. Aleksi Barriere), Occidental Express (dir. Istvan Szabo K.), The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui (dir. Victor Quezada-Perez), The Duchess of Malfi (dir. Chris Marino), Cookie Play (dir. Kate Hendrickson), and John Doe (dir. Andrzej St. Dziuk, co-production with Teatr Witkacy, Poland). Other acting credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Alchemical Theatre of Wilmington), Sight Unseen (Adventure Stage), No Beast So Fierce (Oracle Theatre), 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (Strawdog Theatre), and Skriker (Red Tape Theatre). He is the former Artistic Director of The Island Theatre where he directed The Glass Inward (at Defibrillator Gallery), Wallace Shawn's The Fever, and Tourist Trap. Mike was a 2017 Co-MISSION Artist at Links Hall where he devised and directed a workshop presentation of a new dance/theatre piece, aheadwitha(w)hole.

Lighting Design Gary Damico/ Sound Design Mike Steele / Production Assistant Nora Lise Ulrey

Sundays, June 17th thru July 8th at 8PM

Saturday, June 22nd at 10:30PM

Monday, July 9th at 8PM

Admission: $5 for advanced online reservation and $10 donation suggested at the door.

TRAP DOOR THEATRE 1655 West Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

For Information/Reservations: 773-384-0494 To purchase online

"What if you found yourself standing in your backyard, stuck to the earth, unable to move? This is the dilemma facing Eddie as he stands motionless in his backyard, paralyzed by his own self-doubts, anxieties, and confusion. When his distraught mother calls in a perplexed doctor to help, Eddie¹s problems only get worse. Funny, and unexpectedly touching, Lee Kirk's absurdist comedy explores the meaning of life, gravity, and cupcakes."


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