Posts in category "Timeline Theatre"

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre): Stunning!

EXTENDED Thru Dec 29th "The Normal Heart" (Timeline Theatre):  Stunning!
TimeLine Theatre presents THE NORMAL HEART. In 1981, The New York Times published an article about ‘a rare cancer’ found in 41 homosexuals.  In 2013, the Center for Disease Control reports 1.1 million Americans are living with the HIV infection.  TimeLine Theatre strives to connect the present with the past.  THE NORMAL HEART chronicles the... Read more »

"Blood and Gifts" (Timeline Theatre): Thrilling, Stinging, Frightening

"Blood and Gifts" (Timeline Theatre):  Thrilling, Stinging, Frightening
TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of BLOOD AND GIFTS. Reeling in the aftermath of 9/11, the United States became obsessed hunting weapons of mass destruction and Osama bid Laden.  Across the country, Americans scratched their heads and mused, ‘how did we get here?‘  Playwright J.T. Rogers answers that question by chronicling the 1980’s Soviet-Afghan... Read more »

"Concerning Strange Devices From The Distant West" (TimeLine Theatre): Provocative Montage

"Concerning Strange Devices From The Distant West" (TimeLine Theatre): Provocative Montage
TimeLine Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of CONCERNING STRANGE DEVICES FROM THE DISTANT WEST.  A Victorian woman stumbles on a photograph. She travels to Japan to grasp the subject matter.  A modern-day art collector goes to Japan in search of vintage photographs.  These pictures are clues to the past and present. Through interpretation, the woman... Read more »
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"Wasteland" (TimeLine Theatre): Inconceivable Suffering with Gritty Realism

"Wasteland" (TimeLine Theatre):  Inconceivable Suffering with Gritty Realism
TimeLine Theatre presents the world premiere of WASTELAND.  It’s the Vietnam War. Joe is an American soldier.  He is being held captive in an underground prison.  He never sees anyone.  His food is even dropped from the unseen opening into his pit of despair.  He is in solitary confinement. And he is in hell.  One... Read more »

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre): Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish

"33 Variations" (Timeline Theatre):  Evocative Sonata with Upbeat Tempo and Lingering Finish
Back in the eighties, I worked at Bressler’s 33 Flavors Ice Cream store.  The more obscure Bressler’s proudly pushed being two up from the leading competitor Baskin Robins 31 Flavors. Butter pecan to rainbow sherbet, we had what anyone craved.  So, I always thought it was funny when someone, without even looking at the menu... Read more »

"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre): One Show that Won't Let You Down

"My Kind of Town" (TimeLine Theatre):  One Show that Won't Let You Down
#109. Chicago = the C-word. Capone, crime, corruption.  The Windy City is known for big blustering windbags. We are the city selling the end results by questionable methods.  Political, judicial, criminal, multiple realms of our hometown have gotten a reputation for getting what we want through whatever means available.  Chicago is, The Wrigley Building. Chicago... Read more »
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"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre): Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed

"ENRON" (TimeLine Theatre):  Fuel-Injected Showcase of Corporate Greed
#29.  At work, I write a check request and the vendor gets paid.  I don’t worry about it.  I anticipated the expense.  I’ve seen the monthly statement.  The agency is on budget.  And now this money will be disbursed.  At the end of the fiscal year, our auditors will come in and review the paperwork... Read more »

Early Xmas Present "The Pitmen Painters" (TimeLine Theatre) Extends thru Dec 18th

‘Art is a place you can understand your whole life from.’ TimeLine Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of The Pitmen Painters.  In a northern mining town in England, a group of men strive for self-improvement.  They hire a professor to teach them art appreciation.  As the teacher showcases famous paintings, the guys lose themselves in the art.... Read more »

A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre): Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast

A Walk in the Woods (Timeline Theatre):  Powerless Politicos, Powerful Cast
Even when I know there is no possible future outcome, I’ll hold a meeting anyway.  Maybe it’s out of courtesy or curiosity.  But I’ll schedule it.  I just run it differently! In an interview, I ask personal questions.  On a date, I ask impersonal questions.  It might be confusing but if the other person thought... Read more »
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EXTENDED THRU July 17th "The Front Page": Comics Meet Editorial Tabloid Entertainment!

Audio Podcast at ITUNES  Chicago Theatre Reviews for Week of April 24th  Narrated by Joshua Volkers TimeLine Theatre presents THE FRONT PAGEAt 615 W. WellingtonWritten by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur Directed by Nick Bowling Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm Fridays at 8pm Saturdays at 4pm and 8:30pm Sundays at 2pm EXTENDED Thru July 17th... Read more »