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The Locketeer
Trap Door Theatre

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Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

"...This production of Elias Canetti's 1956 play The Numbered, adapted and directed by Catherine Sullivan, though, is uncharacteristically declawed. Though the premise-an authoritarian regime implementing predetermined lifespans-is rich, much is muddied by broad embellishments like labored movement pieces and outsize operatic performances that aren't held together by much of an emotional core."
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Dan Jakes

Around The Town Chicago- Recommended

"...Their latest offering: The Locketeer, a new adaptation by director Catherine Sullivan of Canetti’s play The Numbered, which explores what would happen if everyone had a set lifespan. A lean seventy minutes, The Locketeer is a think-piece like the works of Caryl Churchill that, rather than follow a single person, is a series of vignettes speculating on the consequences of such a change."
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Jacob Davis

Picture This Post- Recommended

"...If you love scripts that are heavy philosophical explorations, it’s difficult to bring to mind any play—even recent ones at Trap Door—that will equally sate that appetite. For those of us who normally prefer works that engage first on an emotional level THE LOCKETEER is a nice walk on the other side of the street, albeit with a wordy friend who lives in their head. From this writer’s viewpoint, nearly everyone will adore the playful spirit informing the performances."
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Amy Munice