The 2019 Fillet of Solo Festival

The 22nd Anniversary Fillet of Solo Festival features solo performances by: Laura Biagi Archy Jamjun Kristina Lebedeva Earliana McLaurin Roberta Miles Janki Mody Anne Purky Plus the work of the following storytelling collectives: 80 Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories GeNarrations the kates The Lifeline Storytelling Project Loose Chicks OUTSpoken! Serving the Sentence Stir-Friday Night! […]

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The 2018-19 Concert Reading Series

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with another season of concert readings! Cooking With Lard: Wednesday, July 18, 2018A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory: Wednesday, December 5, 2018Love’s Labours Lost: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 What is a concert reading? Actors will present the play reading from scripts, typically at music stands. Our concert readings […]

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The Time Warp Trio

When Joe receives a magical book for his birthday, he and his pals are unexpectedly hurled across time and space. They first arrive in Camelot, a land menaced by an evil knight, a terrible giant, and a fire-breathing dragon. With quick thinking and a dash of courage the newly formed “Time Warp Trio” manages to […]

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We Found A Hat

Deep in the desert, two tortoises work together to overcome all obstacles the harsh landscape throws their way. Sizi and Kai are the best of pals and nothing ever comes between them… until one day they find a hat. They both look great in the hat. But they can’t both have the hat. A friendship […]

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Bunnicula

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Once again Lifeline Theatre brings unbridled humor and memorable original melodies to a beloved children’s classic.”  –Chicago Theatre Review “I took my 9-year-old son as my date in order to get a true perspective on how well the piece read with its targeted audience. By the end of the 45-minute production, we both were thoroughly […]

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Emma

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – You don’t have to be a fan of the genre to enjoy this Emma… It is simply a joy to watch this play.”  –ChicagoOnstage.com “★★★ – …Phil Timberlake’s sprightly adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel Emma now onstage with Lifeline Theatre under Elise Kauzlaric’s nimble direction, it’s undeniably fun.”  –Chicago Tribune After a successful experiment in matchmaking, […]

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The Man Who Was Thursday

“★★★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 […]

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Frankenstein

“★★★★ It is the year of Frankenstein in Chicago, and Lifeline Theatre’s gripping, powerful production brings it to a brilliant start.”  –ChicagoOnstage.com “The truthfulness of her Victoria’s journey through the stages of grief recasts one of the most well-known monster fables into an authentic and sometimes profound portrait of monstrous loss.”  –Chicago Tribune “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… A bracing twist […]

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