COOKIE PLAY premiere in Chicago
Trap Door Theatre of Chicago opens COOKIE PLAY January 8. Morning in America grows dark as Homeland Security invades the heartland, in this comic dystopian all-too-close world. January 8 – February 14, 2015. Directed by Kate Hendrickson. Featuring: Lyndsay Rose Kane, Chris Popio, Mike Steele, Gage Wallace, & Carl Wisniewski. In Cookie Play, a mother from the heartland, fearing her son may be the next Edward Snowden, agrees to hold him captive in her basement to save both son and country. What happens next upends everyone’s moral equilibrium in this twisted, offbeat satire. The truth of black sites, whistle-blowing and sanctioned torture intrudes upon one family’s belief in a life as optimistic and sweet as a TV situation comedy or favorite bedtime story Director Kate Hendrickson and playwright Ken Prestininzi are longtime collaborators whose critically acclaimed productions at Trap Door Theatre have garnered several awards including a Jeff Award for Best New Work. They’ve sustained their collaborative relationship for over 20 years and, under the auspices of Trap Door, it is thriving. This project is supported with a grant from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.