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  Treefall at Trap Door Theatre


Trap Door Theatre
1655 W. Cortland Chicago

TREEFALL, named one of the ten best plays of 2009 by LA Weekly, is a tragicomic exploration of gender identity and the meaning of family. Beyond the end of the world, where trees are dying and sunlight must not touch human skin, three teenaged boys survive by reinventing a culture they never really knew. They cling to the shreds of civility by playing Daddy, Mommy, and Junior, but the game has worn quite thin. Just when it seems things can't get any worse, a stranger arrives with a terrible secret that changes everything. The LA Times describes TREEFALL as "Visually and emotionally gripping. Effectively drives home its cautionary message about the environmental legacy we're neglectfully creating for future generations."

Presented by Exit 63 Productions

Thru - Sep 2, 2018

Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 773-384-0494

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Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...Adults screw up; children pay the price. Thatís the premise of the late Henry Murrayís 2009 environmentalist dystopian drama Treefall. Now in its Chicago premiere by Exit 63 Theatre company, Treefall explores the relationships between a small, isolated group of teenaged boys trying to build a meaningful existence in a doomed world. Well-acted and richly designed, itís a coup for the young company and somehow manages to make a glimmer of hope appear amid a disturbing tragedy."
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Jacob Davis

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...Itís surprising that more playwrights donít try to tackle Climate Change. Itís one of the most pressing issues of our era, but few plays try to deal with it. Maybe it is too real, too possible, to be entertaining, but it seems ready for exploration, and there are undoubtedly many ways of tackling it using the imagination of the theatre. Treefall makes a great place to start, and Exit 63 makes a good argument that more playwrights should try to deal with the impending catastrophe we are creating in our world."
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Karen Topham

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