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  Lipstick Lobotomy at Trap Door Theatre

Lipstick Lobotomy

Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland Chicago

In the world premiere of "Lipstick Lobotomy," John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy.

Thru - Mar 21, 2020

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-384-0494

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Third Coast Review - Recommended

"...Trap Door Theatre’s latest production is the enchantingly titled Lipstick Lobotomy by playwright Krista Knight, directed by Kate Hendrickson. It’s a half-true, half-imagined story of friendship between John F. Kennedy’s younger sister Rosemary (Abby Blankenship) and the playwright’s great aunt Ginny (Ann Sonneville), both patients in an elite mental institution, the kind of place where wealthy families could stow away disabled family members. Set in 1941, it’s also a lesson in the horrific history of medical science and mental illness. The world premiere production is a sensitive look at peculiar psychomedicine and treatment of women 80 years ago."
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