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February 25, 2015 Concert Reading Series: A Room with a View
February 28, 2015 Stories Come Alive! The One and Only Ivan at the Rogers Park Library
March 1, 2014 Book signing event with Amy Timberlake
March 7, 2015 Open House: The One and Only Ivan
April 1, 2015 Concert Reading Series: Pride and Prejudice
May 3, 2015 Sneak Peek: Soon I Will Be Invincible
May 7, 2015 2015 Annual Gala Benefit
June 13, 2015 Book signing event with Austin Grossman
June 24, 2015 Bingo 'N Booze VI
August 24, 2015 The Third Annual Smartypants Spelling Bee

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

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"STORIES COME ALIVE!": The One and Only Ivan
Lifeline actors will read from Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of The One and Only Ivan runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 21-April 26, 2015.

When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, 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.

Amy Timberlake book signing

Meet author Amy Timberlake as she participates in a post-show talkback and book signing event following the 4pm performance of One Came Home.

When: Sunday, March 1, 2014

Book available for sale in the lobby.

Call 773-761-4477 for tickets to the show, or buy online

Lifeline's 2015 Annual Gala Benefit
When: Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:30 to 10:00pm

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Austin Grossman book signing

Meet author Austin Grossman as he participates in a book signing between the 4pm and 8pm performances and a post-show talkback following the 8pm performance of Soon I Will Be Invincible.

When: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Book available for sale in the lobby.

Call 773-761-4477 for tickets to the show, or buy online

BINGO 'N BOOZE VI: A 10-Buck Benefit for Lifeline Theatre
Bingo's back! Join us for food & fun, all for a great cause.

More information coming soon!

The Third Annual Smartypants Spelling Bee
Friends and neighbors will throw down in a Battle of the Big Brains! A Skirmish of Scholarliness! A Pageant of Perspicacity! Only 50 may enter... only one will prevail.

More information 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: The One and Only Ivan
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor James E. Grote, director Dorothy Milne, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 6.

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Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! Itís 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: Soon I Will Be Invincible
Sunday, May 3, 2015, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Christopher M. Walsh, composer Christopher Kriz, and director Paul S. Holmquist, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by May 1 to

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