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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

December 28-31, 2015 Winter Break Drama Camp
January 15-31, 2016 The 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
February 6, 2016 Concert Reading Series: The Shadow
February 27, 2016 Stories Come Alive! Lester's Dreadful Sweaters at the Rogers Park Library
March 5, 2016 Open House: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
April 16, 2016 Concert Reading Series: The Moonstone
May 1, 2016 Sneak Peek: Northanger Abbey
May 5, 2016 2016 Annual Gala Benefit

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

Winter Break Drama Camp
Education Director Julie Ganey will lead campers in the creation of their own adaptation of David Melling's The Tale of Jack Frost, and families will experience a performance on the final day.

December 28-31, 9am-noon
Ages 6-12
Click HERE for more information and to register!

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 15-31, 2016. 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

Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to bring three beloved adaptations back to our stage for a limited-engagement concert reading series.

Click HERE for dates and details.

2015-16 Concert Reading Series

"STORIES COME ALIVE!": Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Lifeline actors will read from K.G. Campbell's Lester's Dreadful Sweaters and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 19-April 24, 2016.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 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.

Lifeline's 2016 Annual Gala Benefit
When: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Details coming soon!

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


Open House: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Aly Renee Amidei, composer Scott Tallarida, director Heather Currie, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 4.

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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: Northanger Abbey
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Robert Kauzlaric, composer George Howe, and director Elise Kauzlaric, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 29 to

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