The Georgette Heyer Series

Heyer returns to Lifeline for THREE NIGHTS ONLY! Following the runaway success of our 2012-13 Dorothy L. Sayers Series, Lifeline continues the tradition with concert readings of three beloved Georgette Heyer adaptations by ensemble member Christina Calvit: Pistols for Two (originally produced in 2000, Non-Equity Jeff Award winner for New Adaptation), Cotillion (originally produced in 1998), and The Talisman Ring (originally produced […]

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Lyle Finds His Mother

“A sensitive lens with which to explore adopted family dynamics… [and] a singing, dancing, juggling, hula-hooping, jump-roping, gymnastic showcase for five dynamic performers.”  –New City “[A] delightful musical adaptation of Bernard Waber’s beloved 1974 book… Lifeline knows how to please kids and grown-ups with multileveled humor”  –Chicago Reader Lyle loves his life with the Primms in the […]

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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!

“FOUR STARS! You’ll have a squealing good time!”  –Chicago Theater Beat “RECOMMENDED! It’s hard not to fall for [the wolf] as he soft-shoes and howls his carnivorous path to freedom.”  –Chicago Reader “Lifeline’s ‘3 Little Pigs’ is a Hit!… A must-see for families”  –Make It Better There are two sides to every story and the long-suppressed account of the […]

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Click, Clack, BOO! A Tricky Treat

A BRAND NEW MUSICAL premiering in conjunction with the publication of the book! It’s Halloween! Duck, Pig, Cow, and Hen can’t wait to throw a party, complete with apple-bobbing, bottomless candy bowls, and a spook-tacular costume contest. But when mean ol’ Farmer Brown refuses to allow the festivities, it’s going to take some clever trickery to enjoy […]

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Monstrous Regiment

“★★★★ If there has been a more accomplished comedic ensemble on a Chicago stage this year, I’ve not seen it.”  –Chicago Tribune “★★★★ A comedy with top-notch production values that keeps the audience laughing… one of the more original stories you can see in a theatre.”  –Time Out Chicago “A comedic triumph, a wonderfully funny absurdist romp.”  –Chicago Theatre Review […]

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A Tale of Two Cities

“A taut, suspenseful adaptation that captures the romantic idealism, dark humor, and social outrage that drive this ripping good yarn”  –Chicago Reader “Lifeline Theatre’s latest page-to-stage triumph”  –Stage and Cinema The Reign of Terror sweeps through Paris, destroying both the high and low, and two Londoners are confronted with impossible choices. Will former aristocrat Charles Darnay abandon […]

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The Killer Angels

“Matt Miller’s staging packs a theatrical punch”  –Chicago Reader “The smart production uses subtle suggestion to animate a stark, intimate space and transform it into the epic scenes of one of America’s most storied conflicts”  –Time Out Chicago “Powerfully staged by Matt Miller… as cinematic as theater can get in three dimensions.”  –Stage and Cinema It’s the third […]

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The 17th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival

Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline Theatre and Live Bait Theater are thrilled to bring 10 solo performers and 13 storytelling collectives together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories. The 2014 solo performance and storytelling festival features the work of: 2nd Story The BYOB Story Hour […]

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