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  The White Plague at Trap Door Theatre

The White Plague

Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland Chicago

On the brink of a world war, a mysterious plague starts killing everyone older than 45. A young doctor finds a cure, but what is the cost he is willing to ask the afflicted to pay?

Thru - Jan 11, 2020

Fri, Dec 13: 8:00pm
Sat, Dec 14: 8:00pm
Thu, Dec 19: 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 20: 8:00pm
Sat, Dec 21: 8:00pm
Fri, Dec 27: 8:00pm
Sat, Dec 28: 8:00pm
Thu, Jan 2: 8:00pm
Fri, Jan 3: 8:00pm
Sat, Jan 4: 8:00pm
Wed, Jan 8: 8:00pm
Thu, Jan 9: 8:00pm
Fri, Jan 10: 8:00pm
Sat, Jan 11: 8:00pm

Price: $20-$25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-384-0494

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  The White Plague Reviews
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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Wiesner's treatment of The White Plague is what the term "problem play" was created to describe, being something that's hard to give a unified treatment to. But over the course of the performance, the narrowing of focus and greater allowance of emotion feels natural and welcome. Ĉapek is a literary treasure whose works American audiences rarely get to see. This adaptation is a treat; a transformation of Oedipus for the 1930s that still resonates."
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Jacob Davis - Highly Recommended

"...As Chicago stages turn to Dickens and Tchaikovsky, you can find darker but equally fun fare in Trap Door Theatre’s high-flying production, The White Plague. This imaginative, high-energy show brings us the black-gowned denizens of a futuristic nation in the throes of a plague, with rising fascism and an imminent war as backdrop."
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Bill Esler

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...Trap Door Theatre, known for its avant-garde presentations of material that is, for the most part, significantly out of the mainstream, has once again put its highly idiosyncratic stamp on a rarely seen play. It's probably safe to say that early 20th Century Czech writer Karel Capek's anti-fascist White Plague has never been produced quite like this, and that's one of the things that keeps people coming back to see this company's shows: they are always inventively directed and staged, and never anything less than fascinating."
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Karen Topham

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