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Save these dates! And check this page often for info on our parties, events and workshops.
Questions? Call Erica at 773-761-4477, or email info@lifelinetheatre.com

August 23, 2018 Bingo 'N Booze IX
September 22, 2018 Stories Come Alive! Bunnicula at the Rogers Park Library
September 30, 2018 Open House: Bunnicula
December 5, 2018 Concert Reading Series: A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory
December 8, 2018 Stories Come Alive! We Found A Hat at the Rogers Park Library
December 15, 2018 Open House: We Found A Hat
January 18-February 2, 2019 The 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
January 20, 2019 Sneak Peek: The Man Who Was Thursday
February 23, 2019 Stories Come Alive! The Time Warp Trio at the Rogers Park Library
March 2, 2019 Open House: The Time Warp Trio
April 28, 2019 Sneak Peek: Emma

For a complete list of special performances for audience members with disabilities, visit our Accessibility page.


BINGO 'N BOOZE IX: A 10-Buck Benefit for Lifeline Theatre
Bingo's back! Join us for food & fun, all for a great cause.

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 6:30 to 9030pm
Where: The Glenwood, 6962 N. Glenwood Ave.

    Click HERE for more information!


STORIES COME ALIVE!: Bunnicula
Lifeline actors will read from Deborah and James Howe's Bunnicula and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's fall children's adaptation of Bunnicula runs at Lifeline Theatre from October 20-November 25, 2018.

When: Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


THE 2018-19 CONCERT READING SERIES
Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with a seventh season of concert readings!

Click HERE for dates and details.

2017-18 Concert Reading Series

Cooking With Lard: July 18, 2018
A Child's Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory: December 5, 2018
Love’s Labours Lost: March 20, 2019

Tickets: $75; $50 for Lifeline subscribers.

Each evening begins at 6 p.m. with a light supper plus beer and wine (aned conversation with the cast and Lifeline ensemble). At 7 p.m., the performances start. (Script times vary, but are approximately two and a half hours in length.) Afterwards, coffee and dessert will be served.

Only 108 tickets will be sold for each performance. Tickets can only be ordered by calling the Lifeline Box Office at 773-761-4477.


STORIES COME ALIVE!: We Found A Hat
Lifeline actors will read from Jon Klassen's We Found A Hat and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's winter children's production of We Found A Hat runs at Lifeline Theatre from January 12-February 17, 2019.

When: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL: JANUARY 18-FEBRUARY 2, 2019
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 18-February 2, 2019. 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.

Click HERE for details.

Fillet of Solo Festival


STORIES COME ALIVE!: The Time Warp Trio
Lifeline actors will read from Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's The Time Warp Trio books and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of The Time Warp Trio runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 16-April 20, 2019.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


KIDSERIES OPEN HOUSES
Bring the whole family and learn more about our KidSeries shows! Kids will meet the cast, watch a scene or song from the show, and experience craft activities based on the play with one of Lifeline's teaching artists. Adults will enjoy coffee and conversation with our writers, directors, and educators and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into bringing our children's stories to life.

These hour-long events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 773-761-4477 or email erica@lifelinetheatre.com.

 

Open House: Bunnicula
Sunday, September 30, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet director Anthony Kayer and the cast of our beloved musical as they present a scene and song from the show.
RSVP by September 28.

Open House: We Found A Hat
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Jessica Wright Buha and the cast of our world premiere production as they present a scene from the show.
RSVP by December 7.

Open House: The Time Warp Trio
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:00pm
Meet director Heather Currie and the cast of our world premiere production as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 1.



SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EVENTS, RIGHT HERE AT LIFELINE THEATRE!
These events are for subscribers and donors only. Want to subscribe? Click HERE

 

MAINSTAGE SNEAK PEEKS
Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! It’s a glimpse inside our process, as we create world premiere plays adapted from the stories you love. Previous sneak peeks have featured readings from the current draft, design presentations, stage combat exhibitions and in-depth discussions with the director and adaptor. Come inside the story!

Sneak Peek: The Man Who Was Thursday
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Bilal Dardai and director Jess Hutchinson, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by January 18 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com

Sneak Peek: Emma
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Phil Timberlake and director Elise Kauzlaric, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 26 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com



 
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