The Shelter presents Meghan E. Jones' new play which explores the concept of "female hysteria" through traditional theatrics and devised movement work. More…
Inspired by interviews conducted across an ethnically and economically diverse cross-section of New York City, 'Trapper' confronts the modernized meme of female hysteria. A two-week stay at a New York City mental hospital has provided Jillian a welcome escape from her job at the celebrity gossip website Trapper. While in the hospital, she develops a close friendship with her roommate, the troubled starlet Jackie Batiste—who checked into the hospital incognito. In the office of Trapper, it won’t be long before such prime tabloid fodder is sniffed out and Jillian will be faced with some painful choices.
"'Trapper' is not the sort of play we get to see on stage very often. And that's a shame, because Jones' delightfully witty dialogue and engaging cast of characters serve as the perfect backdrop for discussing some of the most difficult issues of contemporary culture...A gripping, contemporary story with a diverse cast of intriguing characters, Jones' play is as entertaining as it is genuinely discomfiting to anyone who struggles to keep it all under control in an unsatisfying job or relation... Full Review
"'Trapper' is an interesting story of morality, image and the way society treats people via words on social media. Jones’ play is an important story. But important doesn't always translate to perfect. While it leans a bit closer to the positive overall, the negative does weigh it down...'Trapper' is a play that in a few drafts from now can be extremely significant." Full Review
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