The 2020 Fillet of Solo Festival

The 23rd Anniversary Fillet of Solo Festival features solo performances by: Jamie Black Shelby Marie Edwards Kristina Lebedeva Arlene Malinowski Janki Mody Anne Purky Victoria Reeves R.C. Riley Shannon Wright Plus the work of the following storytelling collectives: 80 Minutes Around the World: Immigration Stories Back Room Stories GeNarrations Is This a Thing? the kates […]

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The 2019-20 Concert Reading Series

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with another season of concert readings! The Dorothy L. Sayers SeriesStrong Poison: Wednesday, November 6, 2019Gaudy Night: Wednesday, March 18, 2020Busman’s Honeymoon: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 What is a concert reading? Actors will present the play reading from scripts, typically at music stands. Our concert readings are rehearsed performances with […]

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Neither

In the land of This and That there are only two kinds of animals, these and those. Then, one day something different hatches! But they aren’t this or that. Are they both, or are they neither? What do you do when you feel you don’t belong? Based on the book by Airlie Anderson, explore the […]

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Bunny’s Book Club

RECOMMENDED – “Based on Annie Silvestro’s children’s book of the same title, this Lifeline Theatre KidSeries world premiere, adapted by Aly Renee Amidei and directed by Anthony Kayer, is a joyful celebration of reading and its ability to expand imaginations.” – Chicago Reader “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – “This is the perfect reason for the family to […]

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Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

“RECOMMENDED – For younger theatergoers, who are fans of Bernard Waber’s series of picture books…Christina Calvit’s play is a dream come true. She’s actually combined both the original book and its sequel, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile to create this 60-minute tuneful treat.” While the Primm family is busily moving into their new home on East 88th […]

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LOKI, The End of the World Tour

Welcome to the greatest rock and roll show not on Earth! From award-winning artists George Howe and ensemble member Christina Calvit comes a world premiere rock musical based on known, and maybe not-so-known, Norse mythology. Join Odin, Freya, Thor, and the original bad boy himself, Loki, as they explore the role of the outsider in […]

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Middle Passage

Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed Illinois slave eking out a living in 1830 New Orleans, stows away aboard The Republic, an outbound rigger, to evade debtors enforcing marriage. But his clever escape backfires as the clipper turns out to be a slave ship bound for Africa. Calhoun must choose between a fanatical captain, a mutinous […]

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Whose Body?

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – In this writer’s view, Limoncelli’s adaptation and Hutchinson’s direction pull off an impressive balance of levity and gravity.” –Picture this Post ★★★ “At its heart, this play is a silly, clever murder mystery that you may or may not be able to figure out before the ending is revealed.” –Chicago Tribune When a dead body turns up […]

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