The 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival

The 20th Anniversary Fillet of Solo Festival features the work of: GayCo GeNarrations the kates The Lifeline Storytelling Project Loose Chicks OUTspoken! Sappho’s Salon Serving the Sentence Stir-Friday Night! The Stoop Story Club Sweat Girls Tellin’ Tales Theatre, featuring Tekki Lomnicki That’s All She Wrote You’re Being Ridiculous Plus: solo performances by Nestor Gomez, Kevin Crispin, and Annalise Raziq. LOCATIONSPerformances […]

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The 2015-16 Concert Reading Series

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved new traditions with a fourth season of concert readings of beloved hits from its past. In 2015-16 season of Murder & Mystery features The Picture of Dorian Gray on Halloween night, adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (originally produced in 2008, Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation); The Shadow, adapted by ensemble member John Hildreth (originally produced in […]

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Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters

“THREE AND A HALF STARS – When it comes to children’s theater, Lifeline knows what they’re doing… Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters is a satisfying treat for families.”  –Chicago Theater Beat “Recommended – Snappy and engaging musical numbers… The small and talented cast plays dual roles and did a great job of it… Discovery’s a thrill so explore this show and have […]

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Sparky!

“A charming musical adaptation of Jenny Offill’s children’s book about a lovable pet sloth…. [with] a great lesson, and not overplayed in this tight production.”  –Chicago Reader Libby desperately wants a pet, but her mother says she can only have one that doesn’t need to be walked, bathed, or fed. So she orders a sloth and […]

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

“Charming and funny… Under the crisp direction of Paul S. Holmquist, Kauzlaric’s witty script and Howe’s bouncy score is well delivered by Jonathan Schwart and Heather Currie as the Poppers and Josh Bernaski and Amanda Roeder in a variety of supporting roles.”  –Chicago Reader “[A] warm new production… a beautifully vintage world… the cast of four, […]

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Northanger Abbey

“A sparkling jewel of a musical… driven by a ravishing score… a meticulously structured book… an ideally talented and notably diverse cast… Marked by an abundance of intelligence, emotion, wit and style, it is perfection.”  –Chicago Sun-Times “Left the audience starstruck with an equally riveting combination of writing, direction and performance.”  –Newcity “Wrapped in quick wit with […]

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Midnight Cowboy

“The tragedy is Joe’s—a beautiful, utterly alone, wounded animal who must go on, somehow… the intellectual story is about sexual exploitation, which continues today in myriad ways and places, making Midnight Cowboy contemporary and ageless.”  –Windy City Times Joe Buck escapes his dead-end life in Texas and heads to New York City with dreams of making […]

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Miss Buncle’s Book

“With only three months left in 2015, I am pretty sure that I can safely dub ‘Miss Buncle’s Book’ at Lifeline Theatre one of my favorite plays of the year.”  –Newcity “Precisely the kind of engaging entertainment constituting this company’s hallmark for more than three decades.”  –Windy City Times Barbara Buncle is just an ordinary, unassuming spinster […]

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