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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
The Man Who Was Thursday
Feb 15 – Apr 7, 2019
$20 Previews: Feb 15-24 (Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 8pm, Sun at 4pm)
Regular Run: Feb 28-Apr 7 (Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm)

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"★★★1/2 Lifeline's production is a sharp, silly and pungent disquisition on a world where everyone isn't quite what they seem." - Chicago Tribune
"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED...Dardai's sprightly dramatization richly exploits Chesterton's mercurial nonsense and the chase never slackens." - Stage and Cinema

A shadowy cabal of anarchists has risen in London and Scotland Yard is determined to bring them down. When Gabriel Syme joins the undercover detail tasked with infiltrating the anarchists' operations, he soon finds himself sitting on their Supreme Council with the code name "Thursday." But as Syme unearths the Council's true nature, it becomes clear that no one in this battle between law and chaos is as they seem, and that Scotland Yard may have created the very problem they're trying to solve. Challenge all assumptions and uncover the truth in this absorbing adaptation of the 1908 satire by G. K. Chesterton.

Ensemble member Bilal Dardai and former New Leaf Theatre Artistic Director Jess Hutchinson return to a project they first mounted at New Leaf Theatre in 2009 (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation), re-exploring this absurdist tale of identity and intrigue for a new decade.

Based on the novel by G. K. Chesterton
Adapted by Bilal Dardai
Directed by Jess Hutchinson

An excerpt from The Man Who Was Thursday

Special Performances
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Saturday, March 9
   Touch tour: 2:30pm
   Performance: 4pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, March 2 at 4pm
Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm

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