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2017-18 Performances:
Arnie The Doughnut
Montauciel Takes Flight
Anna Karenina
You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Fillet of Solo 2018
Concert Reading Series
Anna Karenina
Feb 16 – Apr 8, 2018
Thu & Fri at 7:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm, Sun at 4pm
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"★★★ Lifeline pulls it off... The show’s great strength is the world-premiere adaptation, by Jessica Wright Buha... It’s an impressive feat — and it makes this production an ideal introduction to Tolstoy, indeed to romantic Russian realism, for a young person, long a strength at Lifeline."  –Chicago Tribune
"Jessica Wright Buha's new, streamlined adaptation captures the heart of the novel without the benefit of a large, opulent production. Furthered by compelling direction from Amanda Link and a young, vital cast, this Anna Karenina is as tragic as it is romantic."  –Theater Mania
"Creatively designed and beautifully acted, Buha’s adaptation offers an accessible and intriguing pathway into Leo Tolstoy’s classic."  –Picture this Post

As a wave of profound upheaval sweeps through Russian society, it is a time of impossible choices. Anna is torn between raising her cherished son and languishing in a lifeless marriage, or sacrificing everything to follow her lover Alexei into disgrace. Konstantin struggles to reconcile his existential torment with his enduring passion for Kitty. Innocents will suffer, hearts will be broken, and families will be torn apart as two couples learn that living truthfully is no simple thing. A world premiere meditation on the complexities of love based on the 1877 novel by Leo Tolstoy.

A world premiere based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Adapted by Jessica Wright Buha
Directed by Amanda Link

Special Performances
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, March 11
   Touch tour: 2:30pm
   Performance: 4pm

Open Captioning
Saturday, March 10 at 4pm
Friday, March 23 at 7:30pm

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Highlights from Anna Karenina. Music by Eric Backus.

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