SEVEN DOORS by Botho Strauss at the DANK Haus!September 16th, 2011
Premiere is pleased to announce the remount of its acclaimed production of SEVEN DOORS by Botho Strauss, translated by Peter K. Jansen, and directed by Patrizia Acerra. Performances will take place at the historic DANK Haus, located at 4740 N. Western in Lincoln Square.
Strauss is one of Germany’s most produced playwrights and one of its most prolific. The 2008 production was a US premiere, in a translation by the late Peter K. Jansen of the University of Chicago.
German dramatist Strauss’s tidy collection of one-acts is that rare case where vertiginous absurdity and sketch comedy perfectly overlap. Throw in an unsentimental-yet-sympathetic view of the human condition, and you’ve got a recipe for that still-rarer evening of light-touch entertainment, graced with notes of solemnity and mind-bending perspective – Time Out Chicago
The cast includes Jennifer Cox, Robert Dean, Jeff Dolecek, David Ello, Hank Hilbert, Christopher Leck and Anna K. Stevens.
Set design is by Andrea Ball, lighting design by Mac Vaughey, Sound design by Daniel Carlyon and Costume design by Carol J. Blanchard, USA. Assistant Direction is by Adam McDowell (who will also direct one of the vignettes), stage management by Sonita Surratt.
SEVEN DOORS continues PTAP’s commitment to present new international work, in the spirit of its highly successful International Voices Project.
DANK Haus has embarked on a historic façade renovation. Consequently, the entrance to the performance is now under scaffolding! Performances take place on the second floor. Please use the elevator on the right when you enter the building off of Western.
There is free parking at MB bank, on the corner of Lawrence and Western, when the bank is closed.
Press Opening is Sunday, November 13th at 6PM, with performances running through Sunday, December, 11th. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.
Preview performances take place on Sunday, November 6th at 3PM and Monday, November 7th at 8PM. Preview tickets are $10.00.
There is no performance Friday, November 25th.
Performance tickets are $15, and are available at