Posts in category "Lifeline Theatre"

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre): A Lifeline Achievement

EXTENDED Thru Nov 24th "The Killer Angels" (Lifeline Theatre):  A Lifeline Achievement
A textbook tells the facts.  A movie showcases the action.  This play embodies the true human struggle of the Civil War.  It’s like a reenactment, but instead of reliving glorified battlefield maneuvers, it focuses on the men making the historical decisions.  This insider’s perspective shows the conflict, the doubt, and the hope of a nation... Read more »

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre): Not Quite What I Had Imagined

"The Three Musketeers" (Lifeline Theatre):  Not Quite What I Had Imagined
When Lifeline announced their 2012/2013 season last year, I was immediately excited.  Having seen the talented ensemble in multiple productions, I immediately pre-cast Chris Hainsworth (Athos) and Christopher M. Walsh – no relation (Porthos).  And I eagerly awaited to see the spectacular adventure created by Lifeline.  And even though I was right about casting Hainsworth... Read more »

"The Emperor's New Threads (Lifeline Theatre): Spring Runway Hit!

"The Emperor's New Threads (Lifeline Theatre):  Spring Runway Hit!
The Emperor is addicted to clothes. He wants to dress for success. His outfits are over-the-top outrageous. And his Kingdom has caught his fashion fever. Everyone is rocking new and expensive outfits. To keep looking so good, the Emperor has issued a fashion tax. His well-dressed people must work more hours to keep their King... Read more »
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"The City and The City" (Lifeline Theatre): Appeals to a sci-fi channel lovers

"The City and The City" (Lifeline Theatre): Appeals to a sci-fi channel lovers
Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere adaptation, THE CITY & THE CITY.  Inspector Tyador Borlu is investigating an American student’s death.  The disfigured student has been found in the gutters in the city of Beszel.  Or is it UI Qoma?  Two cities coexist in the same geographic area.  The citizens of each city are governed... Read more »

Fillet of Solo (Lifeline Theatre): Sweat Girls are in the House!

Fillet of Solo (Lifeline Theatre):  Sweat Girls are in the House!
Lifeline Theatre presents the 16th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, January 3rd through 20th.  Chicago’s yearly salute to storytellers was conceived by Live Bait Theatre in 1995.  Since 2010, the festival continues to showcase solo performers with Lifeline Theatre serving as the producer.  Fillet of Solo is offering shows at two locations in Rogers Park,... Read more »

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre): The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time

"The Woman in White" (Lifeline Theatre):  The Best Book I (kind of) Read in a Long Time
#183. As the leaves change and the temperature drops, I long to curl up with a good book.  I want to be completely engrossed in another world, another time, another life. With all the multiple distractions vying for my attention, *curling up* turns into stolen reading moments:  a chapter during the drying cycle, a few... Read more »
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EXTENDED Thru July 8th"Pride and Prejudice" (Lifeline Theatre): I Fell Hard for This Show!

EXTENDED Thru July 8th"Pride and Prejudice" (Lifeline Theatre):  I Fell Hard for This Show!
#96.  In the olden days, before internet Kardashians and Brangelinas, people amused themselves speculating about their neighbors.  They would judge the townsfolk’s actions, motives and prospects.  Pre-reality shows, people’s antics were still exploited for the entertainment of the bored.  It was just closer to home. Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND... Read more »

"Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" (Lifeline Theatre): Perfect Fit!

#63.  Lifeline Theatre Kidseries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed.  Wilbur is a naked mole rat.  *Naked* is in his blood and on his species‘ name.  His community embraces nudity.  It’s a *clothes off* world.  When Wilbur acquires a fondness for dressing up, his school shuns him.  Not only... Read more »

"Hunger" (Lifeline Theatre): Gnaws at Me!

"Hunger" (Lifeline Theatre): Gnaws at Me!
#33. When I think about the catastrophic events of World War II, I conjure up snapshots from ‘Night and Fog,’ a French documentary showcasing concentration camps.  I still have nightmares of the living corpses, rooms of hair, and bulldozed bodies.  The attempted genocide of the Jewish people is always my first association with Hitler’s evil... Read more »
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"How to Survive a Fairytale" (Lifeline Theatre): Fantasy Bootcamp!

"How to Survive a Fairytale" (Lifeline Theatre):  Fantasy Bootcamp!
#3. The new television shows, “Grimm” and “Once,” have stirred up my fairytale memories.  These series, very different in nature, have gotten me remembering the details of childhood stories.  Kids playing in the forest.  Fathers remarrying.  Talking animals.  Where’s the danger?  Today’s kids may be desensitized to violence from exposure to movies and video games. ... Read more »