Posts tagged "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 »

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh

Off Book Chats Up House, Goodman, Lifeline with Chris Walsh
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book reviews “The Magnificents” at The House Theatre of Chicago and “Other Desert Cities” at Goodman Theatre.  Our special guest is Christopher M. Walsh from Lifeline Theatre This February 15, 2013 episode of Chicago Theatre Off Book was partially underwritten by The Alliance                                                                                                  Shot word of the day: Canada Join us on March 24th, 2pm-5pm,... 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 »
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Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!

Off Book Chats UP Raven, Lifeline, Writers, Lyric and More!
Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies:  “The Woman in White” by Lifeline Theatre, “The Big Knife” by Raven Theatre, “Hamlet” by Writers Theatre.And Off Book talks with special guests:  Mike Menendian, co-Artistic Director and Director of “The Big Knife” at Raven Theatre  and Jack Zimmerman, Subscriber Relations, Media Services at Lyric Opera.And of course, we have 2 new Got A Minute? segments from local playwrights. MARTY’S... 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 »

Off Book Chats Up The Factory, Lifeline, Chicago Shakes, Theater Wit, Goodman and More!

Today, Chicago Theatre Off Book is reviewing exciting offerings from local theatre companies: “The Iceman Cometh” at Goodman Theatre,“Pride and Prejudice” at Lifeline Theatre, “Tigers Sit Still” at Theatre Wit, and “Timon of Athens” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.  Then, we chat with Scott Oken, Artistic Director at The Factory, director of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, Mike Beyer, Ensemble member at The Factory, writer of “White Trash Wedding and a Funeral”, and Debra Ehrhardt, “Jamaica, Farewell” one woman show at Chopin Theatre.  And... 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 »