The TRAP DOOR THEATRE presents.... Emma
9/6/2007 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Beata Pilch, 773-276-2508
Who: The TRAP DOOR THEATRE presents....
Written by: Howard Zinn
Directed by: Kate Hendrickson
Co-Directed by: Shane Oman
Cast: Featuring Beata Pilch as Emma, with David Bettino, Kevin Cox, Gary Damico,
Géraldine Dulex, Noah Durham, Jen Ellison, Carolyn Hoerdemann, Jason Huysman, and John
Howard Zinn (The Playwright): Historian, author, and pivotal figure of the American
Left, Howard Zinn has written over a dozen books. Among them is his now classic A
People’s History of the United States. He is professor emeritus at Boston University.
Zinn has received the Lannan Foundation Literary Award for Non Fiction and the Eugene V
Debbs award for writing and political activism. His plays Emma and Marx in Soho have
been performed internationally.
Zinn's drama Emma is based on the life of American Anarchist Emma Goldman. Passionate,
audacious, and notorious Emma was a popularizer of the arts, a defender of civil
liberties, a proponent of birth control, and a free love advocate. Emma explores not
only her political life but also the friendships, and tumultuous love affairs that
sustained and inspired her. Emma has been performed in New York, Boston, London, and
Tokyo. This is its Chicago premier.
Crew: Ewelina Dobiesz, Set Designer
Richard Norwood, Lighting Designer
Michal Janicki, Graphic Designer
When: Opens: Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 8PM
Closes: Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 8PM
Runs: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8PM
There will be no performance on Thursday Thanksgiving Day November 22nd.
Admission: $20 (2 for 1 on Thursdays)
What: - A fascinating look at the life of Emma Goldman, the anarchist, feminist, and
free-spirited thinker who was exiled from the United States because of her outspoken
- Emma, a play about American Anarchist Emma Goldman.
- Emma, Howard Zinn's dramatization of the passionate life of Emma Goldman.
Where: TRAP DOOR THEATRE 1655 West Cortland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
For Information/Reservations: 773-384-0494. To purchase tix online:
Trap Door Theatre
1655 West Cortland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622