Prosperity?: The Gospel according to $3,000 suits (Or, a Conclusion.)

Note: This is a guest posting from Patrick Runfeldt, dramaturg for our Winter MainStage production of Midnight Cowboy. A cursory glance at the themes of Chris Hainsworth‘s adaptation of Midnight Cowboy reveals a striking outlier not much present in James Leo Herlihy’s novel: religious promises of prosperity. Certainly Joe Buck attends Sunday school at the […]

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Chicago Theatre Week

Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to participate in Chicago Theatre Week,  taking place February 11-21, 2016! Specially-priced Theatre Week tickets go on sale starting tomorrow, January 5th for more than 100 productions throughout Chicago, including our very own Midnight Cowboy and Sparky. For information on all the great offerings happening city-wide, click here or on the […]

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An interview with Christina Calvit

Note: This is an interview with Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit, adaptor of our Fall MainStage production of Miss Buncle’s Book. Q: How did you get started with Lifeline? A: I went to Northwestern with most of the original founders: Meryl Friedman, Steve Totland, Kathee Sills and Sandy Snyder. I knew Steve the best […]

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Focus on Artists’ Lifestyles – A Smattering of Socialite Poets

Note: This is a guest posting from Annaliese McSweeney, dramaturg for our Fall MainStage production of Miss Buncle’s Book. This article about the poetry and artists’ lifestyle in the 1930s provides insight into the inspiration for the character, Countess Marina Pavlova, in Christina Calvit’s adaptation of Miss Buncle’s Book. Christina created this character to help […]

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Tea Time with Mrs. Featherstone Hogg

  Note: As an introduction to the world of Silverstream, this narrative account of the characters and the Society they represent has been created by production dramaturg, Annaliese McSweeney, inspired by the characters created by D. E. Stevenson in Miss Buncle’s Book and Christina Calvit’s adaptation of those characters for the stage production. Tea Time […]

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