Dead Letter Office
World Premiere by Ben Viccellio
June 9-July 18, Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph
This project is presented in association with Chicago DCA Theater and with the generous support of the Young Leaders’ Fund of the Chicago Community Trust.
Aidan cannot remember how long he has worked in the Dead Letter Office—For years, he has spent his days sifting through the detritus of the postal system, searching for anything of value, and, finally, disposing of the “lost” correspondence. And all along, he has done this alone. And then comes Je T’aime—a girl who wastes no time falling in love, in the hopes that someone will fall in love with her. An aspiring actress with a mountain of debt, she tries to seduce the lonely postal worker. And, in doing so, uncovers a secret from his past, a secret that is buried deep within the walls of the building, a secret that would otherwise die with the imminent destruction of the post office. It’s Endgame meets The Pillowman.