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December 8, 2019: 4th Annual Holiday Spirit Stroll

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The 4th Annual Holiday Spirit Stroll

On Sunday Dec. 8th, co-Sponsors Rogers Park ProvisionsRogers Park Social, and Lifeline Theatre invite you to stroll our locations in the famous cobblestone arts district and sample over 60 different spirits – all while supporting Lifeline!

This progressive tour of the Glenwood Ave Arts District begins at Lifeline Theatre, stops at Rogers Park Social, and culminates at Rogers Park Provisions. There will be two sittings, the first at 2:00pm, and the second beginning at 4:30pm.

All proceeds directly benefit Lifeline, and help ensure the viability of our precious Glenwood Ave Arts District theatre programs!

Tickets are extremely limited and are $30.00 online, or $35.00 at the door. Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook Event to be looped in on any updates!


Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with an eighth season of concert readings! This time, we’re featuring the Dorothy L. Sayers Series!

Dates and details.

2017-18 Concert Reading Series

Strong Poison: November 6, 2019
Gaudy Night: March 18, 2020
Busman’s Honeymoon: June 17, 2020

Tickets: $75; $50 for Lifeline subscribers.

Each evening begins at 6 p.m. with a light supper plus beer and wine (and 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!: Bunny’s Book Club 

Lifeline teaching artists will read from Airlie Anderson’s Bunny’s Book Club and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline’s Winter KidSeries production of Bunny’s Book Club runs at Lifeline Theatre from January 11-February 16, 2020.

When: December 7, 2019 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.


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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. Get inside the story!

Sneak Peek: Middle Passage
Sunday, January 19, 2020, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Come talk with director Ilesa Duncan, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more! RSVP by January 17 to