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2018-19 Performances:
We Found A Hat
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Time Warp Trio
Fillet of Solo 2019
Concert Reading Series
Sep 7 – Oct 28, 2018
Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm
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"★★★★ It is the year of Frankenstein in Chicago, and Lifeline Theatre’s gripping, powerful production brings it to a brilliant start."  –
"The truthfulness of her Victoria’s journey through the stages of grief recasts one of the most well-known monster fables into an authentic and sometimes profound portrait of monstrous loss."  –Chicago Tribune
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED... A bracing twist on Shelley’s classic"  –Picture This Post

When an unexpected death shatters her family, Victoria retreats into the darkest recesses of her psyche in search of a way forward. To find meaning in this impossible loss, she brings a terrible creation to life – one whose existence threatens all hopes for the future. Haunted and hunted at every turn, Victoria must endure a nightmare journey of the soul in a quest for survival. Grapple with the demons of grief and denial in this world premiere adaptation of the 1818 thriller by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, ensemble members Robert Kauzlaric and Paul S. Holmquist, creators of 2007’s The Island of Dr. Moreau (winner of five Non-Equity Jeff Awards, including Production–Play and New Adaptation), return to the world of psychological suspense.

A world premiere based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 1:00pm
At Lookingglass Theatre Company, 821 N. Michigan Ave.
Tickets: $15,

Mary Shelley's Monster Comes to Life in Chicago

Court Theatre and Manual Cinema, Lifeline Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company are collaborating for this thrilling event exploring the four productions of this classic tale coming to Chicago stages during the 2018-2019 season.

What is Chicago’s fascination with this undying tale? How will this story be told? Artists David Catlin and Cordelia Dewdney (Lookingglass Theatre Company), Drew Dir (Manual Cinema), Ian Frank and Eliza Stoughton (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company), and Robert Kauzlaric and Ann Sonneville (Lifeline Theatre) will answer these questions and more in a conversation lead by Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones.

Come learn about the vision behind each Frankenstein adaptation and experience a preview performance of each show!

Special Performances
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, October 7
   Touch tour: 2:30pm
   Performance: 4pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, September 22 at 4pm
Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm

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