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2017/2018 SEASON

March 20, 2017
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 35th Anniversary Season of Big Stories, Up Close.

2016/2017 SEASON

April 3, 2017
Her Majesty's Will Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Her Majesty’s Will, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, based on the 2013 novel by Chicago-based author/actor/fight choreographer (and Rogers Park resident) David Blixt, who will design the violence for the production.

March 8, 2017
Lifeline Theatre’s A Wrinkle in Time Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces nine added performances of its Jeff Recommended and critically-acclaimed production of A Wrinkle in Time, adapted by James Sie (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work, Island of Blue Dolphins), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director–Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.

February 6, 2017
Giggle, Giggle, Quack Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Giggle, Giggle, Quack; a family musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. The production is adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Shole Milos.

February 1, 2017
Katie Cassidy Joins Lifeline Theatre as Development Manager
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Katie Cassidy as Development Manager, starting February 1.

December 20, 2016
A Wrinkle in Time Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents A Wrinkle in Time, adapted by James Sie (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work, Island of Blue Dolphins), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director–Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle.

December 5, 2016
Fable-ous! Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Fable-ous!, a world premiere production by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Heather Currie; based on Aesop’s fables.

November 14, 2016
20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 13–29, 2017. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 15 storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories.

November 3, 2016
Lifeline Theatre’s Miss Holmes Adds Four Week Extension
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its Jeff Recommended and critically-acclaimed production of Miss Holmes.

September 1, 2016
Thumbelina Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Thumbelina, a world premiere production adapted and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Demheimer Dimond, in collaboration with Mariana Green, Brandi Lee, and Liz Rice; based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.

August 16, 2016
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, The Factory Theater, Lifeline Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for a ninth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017.

July 28, 2016
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Fifteenth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 19-21, 2016.

July 14, 2016
Miss Holmes Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes, a new play by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

March 15, 2016
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2016-2017 season of Big Stories, Up Close.

2015/2016 SEASON

June 23, 2016
Lifeline Theatre’s Northanger Abbey Adds Four Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Northanger Abbey.

March 28, 2016
Northanger Abbey Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work–Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director–Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen.

January 13, 2016
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, a world premiere musical adaptation with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Aly Renee Amidei; lyrics by Aly Renee Amidei, Julie Tallarida and Scott Tallarida; music by Scott Tallarida; and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Heather Currie, based on the book by K.G. Campbell.

December 9, 2015
Midnight Cowboy Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of James Leo Herlihy’s 1965 novel, Midnight Cowboy, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth (2015 Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation – Monstrous Regiment), and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh.

November 5, 2015
Brian Bush Joins Lifeline Theatre as Development Manager
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Brian Bush as Development Manager, starting November 2, 2015.

November 2, 2015
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit Mr. Popper's Penguins Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Mr. Popper’s Penguins, a world premiere musical adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist, based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater.

October 28, 2015
Fillet of Solo Festival 2016 Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 15–31, 2016. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 14 storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories.

October 26, 2015
Sparky! Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Sparky!, a world premiere musical adaptation with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha, music and lyrics by Laura McKenzie, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link, based on the novel by Jenny Ofill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans.

September 14, 2015
Lifeline Theatre Hosts James Sie Book Event, October 4
Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to welcome James Sie to Lifeline Theatre for a book event and signing on Sunday, October 4 from 6:30- 8 p.m. Sie was a member of the Lifeline Theatre artistic ensemble from 1985 -1997, where he served as a playwright, director, and actor.

September 1, 2015
Lifeline Theatre Welcomes Jessica Wright Buha To Artistic Ensemble
Lifeline Theatre is proud to welcome Jessica Wright Buha to its artistic ensemble, the body which determines the company’s artistic programming and provides leadership, support and counsel in its play development process.

August 4, 2015
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, The Factory Theater, Lifeline Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for an eighth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

July 31, 2015
Julie Ganey Joins Lifeline Theatre as Education Director
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Julie Ganey as Education Director, starting July 27, 2015.

July 14, 2015
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2015-16 Accessible Performances
Continuing its commitment to making its Big Stories, Up Close available to as many people as possible, Lifeline Theatre announces its accessibility services and special performances for the 2015-16 season.

July 13, 2015
Mr. Popper's Penguins Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Mr. Popper’s Penguins, a world premiere musical adaptation with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist, based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater.

July 1, 2015
Miss Buncle's Book Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of D.E. Stevenson’s Miss Buncle’s Book, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner).

March 18, 2015
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2015-16 Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2015-2016 season of Big Stories, Up Close.

2014/2015 SEASON

May 12, 2015
Lifeline’s Summer 2015 Drama Camps & Classes
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

April 24, 2015
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Fourteenth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 14-16, 2015.

April 7, 2015
Josh LeVasseur Joins Lifeline Theatre as Development Director
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Josh LeVasseur as Development Director, starting April 6, 2015.

April 6, 2015
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit The One and Only Ivan Adds Three Week Extension
To accommodate unprecedented ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces twelve added performances of its KidSeries production of The One and Only Ivan, a world premiere adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne, based on the bestselling book by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

March 16, 2015
Soon I Will Be Invincible Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Austin Grossman’s 2007 novel, Soon I Will Be Invincible, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, with music and lyrics by Christopher Kriz, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

January 30, 2015
The One and Only Ivan Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents The One and Only Ivan, a world premiere adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne, based on the bestselling book by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

January 28, 2015
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit Lions in Illyria Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond.

January 27, 2015
Lavina Jadhwani Joins Lifeline Theatre as Casting Director
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director beginning February 2, marking the transition of the role from a volunteer position to a salaried member of the administrative staff.

November 24, 2014
Fillet of Solo 2015 Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 18th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 9-25, 2015. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 16 storytelling collectives and numerous solo performers together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories.

November 5, 2014
One Came Home Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Amy Timberlake’s Edgar Award-winning and Newbery Honor book, One Came Home, by Jessica Wright Buha, directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Mariette in Ecstasy).

November 4, 2014
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit The Velveteen Rabbit Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link.

November 4, 2014
Lions in Illyria Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond.

October 13, 2014
Lifeline Theatre’s Jane Eyre Adds Three Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces fifteen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Jane Eyre, adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner).

August 21, 2014
Lifeline Theatre Announces Accessibility Plan
Following the best-selling MainStage season in its 31-year history (three extended runs, 144 performances, nearly 12,000 tickets sold) Lifeline Theatre, located at 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., announces a new commitment to making its Big Stories, Up Close accessible to as many people as possible. Starting immediately in the 2014-15 Season, Lifeline Theatre will offer one performance of each MainStage production with a pre-show touch tour and live audio description, and one performance of each MainStage production with open captioning.

August 15, 2014
The Velveteen Rabbit Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre opens its 2014-15 KidSeries season with The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link.

August 11, 2014
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for a seventh year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015.

June 26, 2014
Jane Eyre Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit (four-time Jeff Award winner), and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne (Jeff Award and After Dark Award winner).

March 19, 2014
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2014-2015 season of Big Stories, Up Close.

2013/2014 SEASON

June 27, 2014
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit Monstrous Regiment Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces ten added performances of its Jeff Recommended, critically-acclaimed world premiere adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment, by ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, directed by Kevin Theis (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee).

April 8, 2014
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Thirteenth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 15-17, 2014.

March 18, 2014
Lifeline Theatre’s A Tale of Two Cities Adds Performances To Accommodate Demand
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces five added performances of its Jeff Recommended, critically-acclaimed production of A Tale of Two Cities, adapted from Charles Dickens’ classic novel by ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, and directed by ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee).

March 13, 2014
Monstrous Regiment Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Terry Pratchett’s Monstrous Regiment, by ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, and directed by Kevin Theis (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee).

March 13, 2014
Lifeline Theatre Presents "YOU-NITE," For 2014 Annual Gala Benefit
Lifeline Theatre presents "YOU-NITE" for its 2014 Annual Gala Benefit. It’s a benefit all about Lifeline’s supporters and their favorite memories from our 31-year history. The Lifeline ensemble will perform adaptations of stories — submitted by its audience — of moments when Lifeline touched their lives. There will be a hearty buffet of inventive foods, fine wines, craft beers, and our signature drink: the YouNiversal. Also: an exciting live auction (featuring a trip to Nashville including VIP tickets to the Gand Ole Opry) and a cash raffle with a first prize of $2,000. It’s an evening of fun that starts with YOU, all for a very good cause.

January 24, 2014
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! Adds Two Week Extension
To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, a family musical based on the popular children’s book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, with script and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link.

January 20, 2014
Lyle Finds His Mother Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents Lyle Finds His Mother, a world premiere musical based on the beloved children’s book Bernard Waber, adapted by Jessica Wright Buha, with music and lyrics by Michael James Brooks, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

January 15, 2014
Lifeline’s Spring & Summer 2014 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

December 17, 2013
A Tale of Two Cities Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, by ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, and directed by ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Mariette in Ecstasy).

November 14, 2013
Lifeline Theatre Presents The 17th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to bring 10 solo performers and 13 storytelling collectives together for a three-week, multi-venue selection of powerful personal stories.

November 6, 2013
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, a family musical based on the popular children’s book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, with script and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link.

October 8, 2013
Lifeline Theatre’s Hit The Killer Angels Adds Four Week Extension
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eighteen added performances of its Jeff Recommended, critically acclaimed production of The Killer Angels, adapted from Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War novel by Karen Tarjan, and directed by Matt Miller.

September 20, 2013
Lifeline Theatre Announces Four New Ensemble Members
Lifeline Theatre is proud to welcome Heather Currie, Amanda Delheimer Dimond, Amanda Link, and Maren Robinson to its artistic ensemble.

August 19, 2013
Click, Clack, Boo! Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Click, Clack, Boo! A Tricky Treat, a family musical based on the brand new book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. This production marks the first time in Lifeline’s 30-year history that it has premiered a stage adaptation in conjunction with the national publication of its source book.

August 13, 2013
The Lifeline Storytelling Project Launch Party
To celebrate its new public face and commitment to regular, monthly performances partnered with Red Line Tap, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to announce a FREE launch party event on August 19, 2013.

August 8, 2013
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Five Rogers Park area theatres, BoHo Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, join together for the sixth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014.

July 9, 2013
The Killer Angels Fact Sheet
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lifeline Theatre presents Karen Tarjan’s adaptation of Michael Shaara’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War novel, The Killer Angels (originally commissioned by Lifeline in 2004). The production will be directed by Matt Miller,who joins Lifeline Theatre as a director for the first time.

March 19, 2013
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2013-2014 Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2013-2014, season of Big Stories, Up Close. In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s thirty-first season will feature six unforgettable books brought to life: sprawling, classic stories as well as thrilling contemporary titles, as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of beloved favorites and embraces the challenges of new, thought-provoking works. Additionally, Lifeline Theatre will produce the seventeenth annual Fillet of Solo Festival and the Georgette Heyer Reading Series.

2012/2013 SEASON

May 10, 2013
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Twelfth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 17-18, 2013. (Updated release: 8/10/12)

April 12, 2013
The Emperor's New Threads Extension
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to add four additional performances to the run of its family musical, The Emperor’s New Threads: A Fashion Statement, based on the folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. The additional performances are Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

April 10, 2013
The Three Musketeers Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award winner), and directed by 2nd Story Artistic Director Amanda Delheimer Dimond.

January 28, 2013
The Emperor's New Threads Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents The Emperor’s New Threads: A Fashion Statement, a children’s musical based on the folktale The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. The production is adapted and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Frances Limoncelli (three-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), with music and lyrics by George Howe.

January 15, 2013
Race and Representation in Chicago Theater
Victory Gardens Theater, The League of Chicago Theatres, Silk Road Rising and Lifeline Theatre are collaborating on a new conversation series, Race and Representation in Chicago Theater, that will discuss the issues of race and representation in Chicago’s theater community. The series, featuring panelists to include actors, playwrights and directors, will focus on the importance of cultivating, developing and producing work that "looks like Chicago," and will frame for both artists and audiences the importance of accurate representations in the work we experience together. Race and Representation in Chicago Theater comprises two events, Playing Race, to be hosted at Victory Gardens on Thursday, January 31 following the 7:30PM performance of Disconnect; and Building a Theatre of Inclusion: Perspectives on Asian American Casting and Producing, to be held at Silk Road Rising on Monday, February 18 at 7:00PM.

December 18, 2012
Lifeline’s Spring & Summer 2013 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

November 19, 2012
The City & The City Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 30th season with The City & The City, a world premiere based on the contemporary crime novel by China Miéville, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, and directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

November 11, 2012
Lifeline Theatre Announces Change of Programming: The Three Musketeers, An Adaptation of the Alexandre Dumas Classic, Will Conclude Its 30th Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne announces the addition of the Chicago premiere of The Three Musketeers, an adaptation of the swashbuckling classic by Alexandre Dumas, to close out the company’s 2012-13 season.

October 23, 2012
Deep Into The Darkness Peering...
On the evening of Sunday, November 11th, peer deep into the darkness with Chicago Opera Theater (COT) and Lifeline Theatre as they host a deliciously eerie night of Edgar Allan Poe and Philip Glass performances at Chicago’s popular Uncommon Ground on Clark Street.

October 23, 2012
Lifeline Theatre Celebrates its 30th Season with Four Dorothy L. Sayers Events
As part of its year-long 30th Anniversary celebration, Lifeline Theatre announces the return of two of the most beloved characters in its production history, Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane, with a series of limited-engagement concert readings of the four Dorothy L. Sayers mysteries adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Frances Limoncelli over the past decade.

October 12, 2012
Lifeline Theatre Presents The 16th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
As part of its 30th Anniversary season, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to partner with a host of local performance groups in a vibrant celebration of Chicago’s long-lived storytelling and Live Lit scene.

October 9, 2012
The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents The Mystery of the Pirate Ghost, a children’s play based on the book by Geoffrey Hayes. The production is adapted by Scott T. Barsotti (Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists, company member of WildClaw Theatre and Curious Theatre Branch, and artistic associate of Collaboraction), and directed by ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominated director).

September 4, 2012
Lifeline’s Fall & Winter 2012/13 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

August 23, 2012
Lifeline Theatre Announces New Ensemble Member
Lifeline Theatre is proud to welcome Aly Renee Amidei to its artistic ensemble.

August 7, 2012
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Four Rogers Park area theatres, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, join together for the fifth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.

August 6, 2012
Duck for President Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Duck for President, a family musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. The production is adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos.

June 27, 2012
The Woman in White Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre opens its 30th season with a world premiere adaptation of Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

May 11, 2012
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Eleventh Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 18-19, 2012. (Updated release: 8/10/12)

March 19, 2012
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2012-2013, 30th Anniversary Season
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2012-2013, 30th anniversary season of Big Stories, Up Close. In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2012-2013 season will feature six unforgettable books brought to life: sprawling, classic stories as well as thrilling contemporary titles, as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of beloved favorites and embraces the challenges of new, thought-provoking works.

2011/2012 SEASON

May 9, 2012
Pride and Prejudice Extension
Lifeline Theatre's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice adds four week extension through July 8, 2012.

May 7, 2012
"An Austen Soiree" Benefit Event
Lifeline Theatre presents "An Austen Soiree: Readings, Music and Games of Jan'es World," for its 29th Anniversary Benefit.

April 13, 2012
Lifeline Summer Drama Camps 2012
Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children for the twelfth summer, with its Summer Drama Camps for ages 4-6 and 7-11.

February 20, 2012
Pride and Prejudice Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 29th season with an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christina Calvit, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

January 10, 2012
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, based on the book by New York Times bestselling author Mo Willems.

December 12, 2011
Alex Kyger Joins Lifeline Theatre as Development Manager
Lifeline Theatre welcomes Alex Kyger as the company’s first Development Manager. In this fulltime, on-site position, Kyger will be responsible for building, implementing, and managing the entire development strategy for Lifeline Theatre.

November 14, 2011
Hunger Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Elise Blackwell’s Hunger, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Chris Hainsworth, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric.

October 24, 2011
How To Survive A Fairy Tale Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents the world premiere fractured fairy tale, How To Survive A Fairy Tale, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Shole Milos.

October 7, 2011
"IN THE WORKS" Theater Lab Series at Millennium Park Kicks Off With Lifeline Theatre's "Hunger"
Returning for a third season to Millennium Park is the theater lab series, In the Works, where audiences have a chance to sit on the stage of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in a climate controlled environment and experience works in development by local theater artists. The 2011-2012 season, supported by a grant from The Boeing Company, kicks off with a concert reading of Lifeline Theatre’s world premiere adaptation of Hunger on November 17-19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

October 6, 2011
The Count of Monte Cristo Extension
Lifeline Theatre's world premiere adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo adds two week extension through November 13, 2011.

September 20, 2011
Lifeline’s Fall & Winter 2011/12 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

August 17, 2011
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Four Rogers Park area theatres, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, join together for the fourth year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012.

July 20, 2011
The 13 Clocks Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents a world premiere stage adaptation of musical adaptation of The 13 Clocks, based on the irreverent fairy tale by James Thurber. The production is adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), and directed by Serendipity Theatre Collective Artistic Director Amanda Delheimer.

June 27, 2011
The Count of Monte Cristo Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre opens its 29th anniversary MainStage season of "Big Stories, Up Close" with a world premiere adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

May 31, 2011
15th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
Lifeline Theatre artistic director Dorothy Milne and festival curator Sharon Evans announce the 15th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, produced by Lifeline Theatre, July 21-August 7, 2011.

May 11, 2011
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Tenth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 19-21, 2011.

March 16, 2011
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2011-2012 Season of Big Stories, Up Close
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2011-2012,29th anniversary season of Big Stories, Up Close. In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2011-2012 season will feature five unforgettable books brought to life, plus one original play, all productions written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble members. The season will feature sprawling, classic stories as well as stirring contemporary titles, as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of beloved favorites and embraces the challenges of new, thought-provoking works.

2010/2011 SEASON

May 16, 2011
Lifeline Summer Drama Camp 2011
Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children for the eleventh summer, with its Summer Drama Camps.

April 12, 2011
Arnie The Doughnut Adds Performances
To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to add four additional performances to the run of its world premiere musical adaptation of Arnie The Doughnut, based on the popular children’s book by Laurie Keller. The additional performances are Saturdays, April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14, at 11 a.m. Arnie The Doughnut runs through May 15 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.

February 17, 2011
Watership Down Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 28th anniversary MainStage season of "Big Stories, Up Close" with a world premiere adaptation of Richard Adams' Watership Down, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member John Hildreth, directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Katie McLean Hainsworth.

January 26, 2011
Lifeline’s Spring/Summer 2011 Kids' Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

January 7, 2011
"Viva Las Lifeline!" Benefit Event
Lifeline Theatre presents "Viva Las Lifeline," a retro casino night event, for its 28th Anniversary Benefit.

December 20, 2010
2011 Fillet of Solo Festival Call for Submissions
Lifeline Theatre is accepting submissions from solo storytellers and writer/performers for the 2011 Fillet of Solo Festival through February 14, 2011.

December 20, 2010
Arnie The Doughnut Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents a world premiere musical adaptation of Arnie The Doughnut, based on the popular children’s book by Laurie Keller. The production is adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

November 29, 2010
The Moonstone Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 28th anniversary MainStage season of "Big Stories, Up Close" with a world premiere adaptation of Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

October 26, 2010
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents a musical adaptation of Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, based on the popular children’s book by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Paul Yalowitz (©1991 by Eileen Spinelli, Simon & Schuster, Inc.). The production is adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Ann Boyd.

October 6, 2010
Lifeline’s Winter 2010/11 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

August 16, 2010
Lifeline’s Fall 2010 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

August 3, 2010
Click, Clack, Moo Fact Sheet
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original children’s book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, Lifeline Theatre’s KidSeries presents a remount of their smash hit musical adaptation of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. The production is adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos

August 3, 2010
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Ninth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 21-22, 2010.

July 19, 2010
Lifeline Theatre Announces Two New Ensemble Members
Lifeline Theatre is proud to announce two new members of its artistic ensemble: Chris Hainsworth and Christopher M. Walsh.

July 12, 2010
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Four Rogers Park area theatres, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, join together for the third year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from August 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011.

June 23, 2010
Wuthering Heights Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre inaugurates its 28th anniversary MainStage season of "Big Stories, Up Close" with the world premiere adaptation of Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Christina Calvit, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

March 23, 2010
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2010-2011 Season of Unforgettable Books Brought To Life
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2010-2011, 28th anniversary season of presenting Big Stories, Up Close. In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2010-2011 season will feature six popular books onstage, all productions adapted by Lifeline ensemble members. The season will feature sprawling, legendary stories as well as stirring, contemporary titles, as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of well-loved classics and embraces the challenge and excitement of modern, thought-provoking works.

2009/2010 SEASON

July 12, 2010
14th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival - UPDATED
Lifeline Theatre artistic director Dorothy Milne and Live Bait Theater artistic director Sharon Evans announce a joint revival: the 14th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running July 29-August 21, 2010, at multiple Chicago venues.

June 2, 2010
Neverwhere Extension
Lifeline Theatre's world premiere adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere adds four week extension through July 18, 2010.

June 2, 2010
Lifeline Summer Drama Camp 2010
Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children for the tenth summer, with its Summer Drama Camp for children aged 7-12.

February 10, 2010
Neverwhere Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 27th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 1996 urban fantasy novel "Neverwhere," adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

January 18, 2010
Lifeline Theatre Recreates Author Neil Gaiman’s "Floating Market" for 27th Anniversary Benefit
For its 27th Anniversary Benefit, held on April 19, 2010, Lifeline Theatre will recreate Neil Gaiman's "Floating Market" at the Chicago Cultural Center.

January 18, 2010
Lifeline’s Spring/Summer 2010 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

January 5, 2010
The Blue Shadow Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical based on global folktales, "The Blue Shadow," written by Nambi E. Kelley, music and lyrics by Joe Plummer, and directed by Ilesa Duncan.

December 2, 2009
Mrs. Caliban Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 27th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Rachel Ingalls’ 1983 magical realism book "Mrs. Caliban," adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, directed by Ann Boyd.

November 9, 2009
The Last of the Dragons Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical adaptation The Last of the Dragons, based on the classic fantasy story by Edith Nesbit, adapted by David Bareford, music by Mikhail Fiksel, and directed by Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

October 16, 2009
Lifeline’s Winter 2009/10 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

August 18, 2009
Lifeline’s Fall 2009 Kid & Family Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

July 13, 2009
Dooby Dooby Moo Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical adaptation Dooby Dooby Moo, based on the popular bestseller by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos (Lifeline’s same team that presented 2008’s Cronin/Lewin hit Duck for President).

June 24, 2009
Treasure Island Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre inaugurates its 27th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member John Hildreth, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric.

June 9, 2009
Rogers Park Flex Pass
Four Rogers Park area theatres - Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique - combine to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of productions throughout the season, running from August 15, 2009, to July 31, 2010.

March 12, 2009
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2009-2010 Season of Incredible Journeys
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2009-2010, 27th anniversary season of presenting Big Stories, Up Close. In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2009-2010 season will feature five popular books onstage and one original play (four productions written by Lifeline ensemble members).

2008/2009 SEASON

June 9, 2009
Busman's Honeymoon Extension
Lifeline Theatre's world premiere adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers' Busman's Honeymoon adds five week extension through July 26, 2009.

June 9, 2009
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Eighth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 22-23, 2009.

June 9, 2009
Lifeline Theatre's Summer 09 News Overview
Six Lifeline Original Adaptations Published by Playscripts; Lifeline Receives 4 Jeff Awards Out of 14 Nominations; "Busman’s Honeymoon" Extended Through July 26; Youth Summer Drama Camp Runs July 13-24; Free Glenwood Ave. Arts Fest (GAAF) Runs August 22-23; Theatre/Restaurant Flex Pass Available, Discounted During GAAF

April 15, 2009
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Extension
Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries musical Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle adds two week extension through May 17, 2009.

April 15, 2009
Lifeline Summer Drama Camp 2009
Rogers Park's award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children for the ninth summer, with its Summer Drama Camp for children aged 7-12.

April 3, 2009
Lifeline Benefit Features Chicago Mystery Writers
Chicago mystery writers Sara Paretsky, Sean Chercover and Julie Hyzy will appear at Lifeline Theatre’s 26th Anniversary Benefit, called "Mystery3" (or "Mystery Cubed"), to sign copies of their books and meet with their fans during a special VIP champagne reception. The evening also includes a live performance of a classic Dorothy L. Sayers short story "The Man With No Face" by the Lifeline ensemble, featuring three fascinating new endings for this Lord Peter Wimsey mystery penned by Paretsky, Chercover and Hyzy, each in their own signature styles. Classic Chicago food will be provided by Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, and dessert by Eli’s Cheesecake.

March 31, 2009
Allison Cain Joins Lifeline Theatre as Managing Director
Lifeline Theatre welcomed Allison Cain as their new Managing Director starting March 24, 2009. In this fulltime, on-site position, Cain will be responsible for all the theatre’s non-artistic functions, including operations, finance, marketing and strategic planning, and have oversight of all development and fundraising.

January 21, 2009
Busman's Honeymoon Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 26th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Busman’s Honeymoon, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

January 21, 2009
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the family musical Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, based on the bestselling children’s book by Betty MacDonald, illustrated by Hilary Knight, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Christina Calvit, music by Paul Gilvary, and directed by Lifeline ensemble member John Hildreth.

January 21, 2009
Lifeline’s Spring/Summer 2009 Kids’ Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

January 21, 2009
Lifeline Theatre Announces New Marketing Director and New Director of Education
Lifeline Theatre continues its 26th anniversary season by welcoming new Marketing Director Robert Kauzlaric and new Director of Education Lea Pinsky.

November 17, 2008
Flight of the Dodo Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical Flight of the Dodo, based on the hilarious new story by Peter Brown, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, music by Lifeline ensemble member Victoria DeIorio, and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

October 23, 2008
Dorian Gray Extension
Lifeline Theatre’s The Picture of Dorian Gray adds two-week extension through November 16.

October 15, 2008
Lifeline’s Winter 2008/09 Kids’ Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

October 15, 2008
Mariette in Ecstasy Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 26th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Ron Hansen’s contemporary bestseller Mariette in Ecstasy, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Christina Calvit, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

October 15, 2008
Snowflake Tim (2008) Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the perennial favorite Snowflake Tim’s Big Holiday Adventure, by Lifeline ensemble member Christina Calvit, and directed by Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

August 14, 2008
Lifeline Theatre Remounts Hit Production of "The Mark of Zorro" at Theatre Building Chicago
Lifeline Theatre remounts their Jeff-recommended, hit production of The Mark of Zorro at Theatre Building Chicago, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Katie McLean, based on the book by Johnston McCulley, directed by Lifeline artistic director Dorothy Milne.

July 17, 2008
Duck for President Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical adaptation Duck for President, based on the popular bestseller by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos.

July 16, 2008
The Picture of Dorian Gray Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre inaugurates its 26th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, directed by Kevin Theis.

March 17, 2008
Lifeline Theatre Announces 2008-2009, 26th Anniversary Season
In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2008-2009 season will feature six best-selling books onstage and one original play, all written by Lifeline ensemble members. The season will feature expansive, classic tales as well as intriguing, contemporary titles, as Lifeline retains its reputation for fresh, imaginative interpretations of well-loved stories and embraces the challenge and excitement of new, thought-provoking works.


2007/2008 SEASON

June 4, 2008
"The Mark of Zorro" Extension
Production Extended Through Sunday, July 20..

March 17, 2008
"Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" Returns to Lifeline for Special Run in June and July
Due to the successful initial run, Lifeline Theatre KidSeries will remount the hit family musical adaptation of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.

March 17, 2008
Lifeline Theatre Presents KidsOnStage Summer Drama Camp 2008
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children for the eighth summer, with KidsOnStage extended sessions for children aged 7-12, and a special design/tech intensive for children aged 13-17.

January 12, 2008
The Dirty Cowboy Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere musical adaptation of The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, original music and lyrics by ensemble member Victoria DeIorio and guest artist Jane Baxter Miller, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos.

January 3, 2008
2008 Benefit
Amy Sedaris to host Lifeline Benefit on April 10, 2008, at the Chicago Cultural Center.

December 19, 2007
The Mark of Zorro Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 25th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of The Mark of Zorro, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Katie McLean, based on the book by Johnston McCulley, directed by Lifeline artistic director Dorothy Milne.

October 24, 2007
Lifeline’s Winter 2007/2008 Kids’ Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues to bring educational opportunities to children.

October 20, 2007
Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere musical adaptation of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile by Bernard Waber, adapted by ensemble member Christina Calvit, music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos.

October 18, 2007
Talking It Over Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 25th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Talking It Over, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Peter Greenberg, based on the book by Julian Barnes, directed by Lifeline artistic director Dorothy Milne.

September 14, 2007
Angelo Barone Joins Lifeline Theatre as Managing Director
Lifeline Theatre kicks off their 25th anniversary season by welcoming new Managing Director Angelo Barone. Barone will be responsible for all non-artistic functions, including operations, finance, marketing and strategic planning, and has oversight of all development and fundraising. He will team up with artistic director Dorothy Milne to shepherd the organization into its 2007-2008 season.

August 10, 2007
Half Magic Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere adaptation of Half Magic by Edward Eager, adapted by ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by ensemble member Frances Limoncelli.

August 3, 2007
Upcoming Kids’ Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues to bring educational opportunities to children.

July 23, 2007
Moreau Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre begins its 25th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere production The Island of Dr. Moreau, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, based on the book by H. G. Wells, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

May 15, 2007
2007/2008 - 25th Anniversary Season
Lifeline Theatre announces its 2007-2008 Seaon, a quarter century of presenting "Big Stories, Up Close". In its award-winning and audience-acclaimed style, Lifeline’s 2007-2008 season will explore the heights and depths of love, horror and heroism via six best-selling books onstage in world premiere adaptations by Lifeline ensemble members.


2006/2007 SEASON

June 27, 2007
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Sixth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events August 24-26, 2007.

May 21, 2007
Three Rogers Park Theatre Companies in the Spotlight
Three Rogers Park theater companies within a block of each other on Glenwood Avenue are receiving kudos this season. Lifeline Theatre, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble and Theo Ubique in association with Michael James are all located on Glenwood Avenue in the Glenwood Avenue Arts District of Rogers Park. The three companies have had critically acclaimed seasons, have been awarded After Dark awards and are nominated for 7 or more Jeff Awards for their current seasons.

May 14, 2007
The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee Announces Special 2007 Citations Awards
The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee today announced two Special Citations awards. Wrigleyville’s Stage Left Theatre and Rogers Park’s Lifeline Theatre are being honored for their contributions to theatre over the years. Both are mainstays of Chicago’s non-union theatre community and exemplify dedication to presenting new material.

May 4, 2007
KidsOnStage Summer Drama Camp 2007
Jasmin Cardenas and Victoria DeIorio return this year to lead Lifeline’s two-week summer drama camp, KidsOnStage, for ages 6-12. The camp culminates in a special performance for family and friends on the evening of July 26.

May 4, 2007
Gaudy Night at Theatre on the Lake
Lifeline Theatre presents the re-mount of the audience- and critically-acclaimed adaptation of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Gaudy Night, originally the closer to the 23rd Anniversary MainStage season, at Chicago’s Theatre on the Lake.

May 4, 2007
Adam Langer Event
Lifeline Theatre hosts Chicago author Adam Langer on Sunday, May 27, 2007.

February 18, 2007
Passage to India Fact Sheet
Rasaka Theatre Company, in association with Lifeline Theatre, presents a one-night staged reading of Martin Sherman’s adaptation of E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India, directed by Lifeline’s Artistic Director Dorothy Milne.

February 12, 2007
Singh Benefit Save-the-Date
Alpana Singh, Master Sommelier and host of WTTW’s Check, Please! hosts Lifeline Theatre’s annual benefit.

February 12, 2007
Crossing California Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 24th anniversary season with the world premiere MainStage production Crossing California, based on Chicago author Adam Langer’s novel.

February 12, 2007
Daniel Mason Event
Lifeline Theatre Hosts Author Daniel Mason on Sunday, March 18, 2007.

December 15, 2006
True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere adaptation of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, based on the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.

December 14, 2006
Piano Tuner Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 24th anniversary season with the world premiere MainStage production The Piano Tuner, based on Daniel Mason’s novel.

November 2, 2006
City of Chicago Award
On Wednesday, November 1st, the City of Chicago presented Lifeline Theatre and Joyce Kilmer School an award honoring their long-time educational partnership.

October 20, 2006
Velveteen Rabbit Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents a world premiere adaptation of The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the heart-warming tale by Margery Williams.

October 13, 2006
Lifeline Theatre Announces Three New Ensemble Members
Lifeline Theatre announces three new ensemble members - Paul S. Holmquist, Katie McLean and Phil Timberlake.

October 13, 2006
Upcoming Kids’ Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

July 26, 2006
Lifeline's Fall '06 Kids' Events
Rogers Park’s award-winning Lifeline Theatre continues bringing educational opportunities to children.

July 24, 2006
Room with a View Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre continues its 24th anniversary season with the world premiere MainStage production A Room with a View. This classic love story is a passionate exploration of how to live and love more truthfully.

July 24, 2006
Stinky Cheese Man Fact Sheet
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries, in association with Griffin Theatre Company, presents the subversive anti-fairytale The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales, based on the irreverent book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, adapted by William Massolia and directed by Richard Barletta.

March 6, 2006
2006/2007 Season - "Romance, Rhapsody and Rebellion"
Lifeline Theatre announces its 2006-2007, 24th Anniversary Season: Six Best-Selling Books - Five World Premiere Adaptations.

2005/2006 SEASON

June 28, 2006
Updated Gaudy Night Fact Sheet
Additional performaces added for Gaudy Night - Thursdays at 7:30pm on July 13, July 20, and July 27.

June 28, 2006
Sara Paretsky Discussion
Lifeline Theatre hosts Chicago mystery author Sara Paretsky for Gaudy Night Post-Show Discussion & Reception on Sunday, July 9, 2006.

June 22, 2006
Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest
Fifth Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest to offer free events Saturday and Sunday, August 26-27, 2006, noon - 8pm.

February 28, 2006
Brave Potatoes
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents the world premiere kids’ musical Brave Potatoes, a stirring tale of spudly courage.

February 24, 2006
Gaudy Night
Lifeline Theatre concludes its 23rd anniversary MainStage season by presenting the world premiere adaptation of Gaudy Night, the third Dorothy L. Sayers mystery brought to the Lifeline stage.

January 12, 2006
Johnny Tremain
Lifeline Theatre continues its 23rd anniversary season by presenting the world premiere MainStage production, Johnny Tremain, a Newbery Award-winning coming-of-age tale in which the American Revolution is brought to life.

December 13, 2005
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Other ‘Just So’ Stories, a fanciful and fantastic recreation of stories selected from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book and Just So Stories.

November 29, 2005
Snowflake Tim
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents a remounting of their original interactive holiday show, Snowflake Tim's Big Holiday Adventure.

 
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