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Save these dates! And check this page often for info on our parties, events and workshops.
Questions? Call Erica at 773-761-4477, or email info@lifelinetheatre.com

October 28, 2015 31st Annual Glessner House Edgar Allan Poe Readings
October 31, 2017 Concert Reading Series: Edgar Allan Poe
December 9, 2017 Stories Come Alive! Montauciel Takes Flight at the Rogers Park Library
December 9, 2017 Concert Reading Series: A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory
December 16, 2017 Open House: Montauciel Takes Flight
December 17, 2017 Sneak Peek: Anna Karenina
January 12-28, 2018 The 21st Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
February 24, 2018 Stories Come Alive! You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? at the Rogers Park Library
March 3, 2018 Open House: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
April 29, 2018 Sneak Peek: Neverwhere

For a complete list of special performances for audience members with disabilities, visit our Accessibility page.


31st Annual Glessner House Edgar Allan Poe Readings
Squirm in your seat as Lifeline Theatre ensemble members present readings of Poe's terrifying stories and poetry in the restored 1800's interior of the Glessner House Museum. An evening not to be missed. Don't wait, tickets sell out fast!

    When:   Saturday, October 28, 2017, readings at 5pm and 8pm.
    Where:  Glessner House Museum, 1800 S. Prairie Avenue
    Admission: $25 per person / $20 for museum members

Space is limited. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


THE 2017-18 CONCERT READING SERIES
Lifeline continues one of its most beloved new traditions with a sixth season of concert readings!

2017-18 Concert Reading Series

Monstrous Regiment: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe: Tuesday, October 31, 2017
A Child's Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory: December 9, 2017

Tickets: $75; $50 for Lifeline subscribers.

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with another season of concert readings. This year’s roster features ensemble member Chris Hainsworth’s adaptation of Monstrous Regiment by Terry Pratchett on July 19, an evening of Edgar Allan Poe stories and poetry on October 31, and a holiday pairing of ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha’s adaptation of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, and a reading of A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (read with permission of the Truman Capote Literary Trust) on December 9. All readings feature numerous Lifeline ensemble actors and returning favorites.

Each evening begins at 6 p.m. with a light supper plus beer and wine (aned conversation with the cast and Lifeline ensemble). At 7 p.m., the performances start. (Script times vary, but are approximately two and a half hours in length.) Afterwards, coffee and dessert will be served.

Only 108 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets can only be ordered by calling the Lifeline Box Office at 773-761-4477.


STORIES COME ALIVE!: Montauciel Takes Flight
Lifeline actors will share stories about the first hot air balloon flight and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's winter children's production of Montauciel Takes Flight runs at Lifeline Theatre from January 13-February 18, 2018.

When: Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL: JANUARY 12-28, 2018
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 21st Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 12-28, 2018. Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to partner with a host of local performance groups in a vibrant celebration of Chicago’s long-lived storytelling and Live Lit scene.

Click HERE for details.

Fillet of Solo Festival


STORIES COME ALIVE!: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Lifeline actors will read from Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt and David Slonim's You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 17-April 22, 2018.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


KIDSERIES OPEN HOUSES
Bring the whole family and learn more about our KidSeries shows! Kids will meet the cast, watch a scene or song from the show, and experience craft activities based on the play with one of Lifeline's teaching artists. Adults will enjoy coffee and conversation with our writers, directors, and educators and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into bringing our children's stories to life.

These hour-long events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 773-761-4477 or email erica@lifelinetheatre.com.

 

Open House: Montauciel Takes Flight
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor James E. Grote, composer Russell Coutinho and director Aileen McGroddy, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present a scene and song from the show.
RSVP by December 15.

Open House: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor/director Heather Currie, co-adpator Derek Czaplewski, composer Laura McKenzie, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 2.



SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EVENTS, RIGHT HERE AT LIFELINE THEATRE!
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MAINSTAGE SNEAK PEEKS
Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! It’s a glimpse inside our process, as we create world premiere plays adapted from the stories you love. Previous sneak peeks have featured readings from the current draft, design presentations, stage combat exhibitions and in-depth discussions with the director and adaptor. Come inside the story!

Sneak Peek: Anna Karenina
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Jessica Wright Buha and director Amanda Link, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by December 15 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com

Sneak Peek: Neverwhere
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Robert Kauzlaric and director Ilesa Duncan, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 27 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com



 
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