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  Tango at Trap Door Theatre


Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland Chicago

In this hilarious satire, the dangers inherent in contemporary society are inscribed in a universal story of how conformity, anarchy and formalism can come into conflict between generations.

Thru - Mar 23, 2019

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

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 773-384-0494

  Tango Reviews
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Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Utterly committed performances from a standout cast and a crudely painted set of backgrounds on rollers-between which characters keep disappearing-make the instability under which these people live palpable. Though set at a time when Eastern bloc communism was beginning to crumble, the notion that top-down ideas-however well-meaning-can't truly change society for the better, often leading to authoritarianism instead, should be crystal-clear to anyone living today. Emily Lotspeich directed."
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Dmitry Samarov

Around The Town Chicago - Recommended

"...How do you create values to live by when everything's been discredited and you can't think of anything else? That's the question at the center of Polish dissident playwright Sławomir Mrożek's most famous absurdist work, the 1964 Tango. Now in a production at the Trap Door Theatre, it is, by absurdist standards, an oddly straightforward account of a young man's rebellion against his family. But as always at the Eastern European-influenced company, bold staging devices, high energy, and a deep-seated sympathy for those trying to make meaning amid chaos abound."
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Jacob Davis

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