Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Alum Directs ‘The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey,’ Running Feb. 3-March 12 at Chicago’s Trap Door Theatre

Nicole Wiesner

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Nicole Wiesner ’00, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, directs her own adaptation of Polish absurdist playwright Sławomir Mrożek’s The Martyrdom of Peter Ohey, running February 3 through March 12 at the intimate, cutting-edge Trap Door Theatre, located at 1655 W. Cortland in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.

Natara Easter

The show’s cast includes Columbia College Theatre alum Natara Easter ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Acting. The production is co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. For tickets, click here.

Polish playwright Sɫawomir Mrożek absurdist comedy concerns a family whose home life is turned upside down when a tiger suddenly appears in their bathroom. As more and more absurd characters invade their home, the family must decide whether or not to give in and join the circus.

As previously reported in this blog, Wiesner is also managing director of Trap Door Theatre, which received a 2019 Non-Equity Special Award from the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee to honor the company’s endeavors in opening a magical door to an evocative and surreal world over the last 25 years. Wiesner herself received a Jeff Award in 2011 for her performance in Trap Door’s production First Ladies.