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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-4477
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Rose Abdoo in Rose Abdon’t
Written and performed by Rose Abdoo
Directed by Ronald Zate

Rose Abdoo is known by television fans for her roles on Gilmore Girls, That’s So Raven, Bunheads, Parenthood, and The Comeback. Rose happily spent the 1990s in Chicago at the Second City and with the Sweat Girls. She is excited to return for Fillet of Solo!

Performances
Sunday, January 18, 5:30pm (Lifeline)
Friday, January 23, 7:00pm (Lifeline)

Southern Heritage: Post-Civil War Reconciliation Continues on I-65 in an SUV Rented from Alamo
Written and performed by Kelli Strickland
Directed by Sharon Evans

Before he dies, a native son of Georgia places his memoir into the hands of his Yankee, urban granddaughter and says ‘Do something with this.’ The granddaughter nods, takes the eighteen type-written pages and says ‘I will granddaddy ,’ having no such intentions. Until, that is, she finds herself sitting in an unmarked Confederate cemetery in Georgia where every headstone is etched with her own last name.

Performances
Sunday, January 11, 5:30pm (Lifeline)

the kates
An all-female comedy group that encompasses the distinct voices of up-and-coming Chicago performers. The kates provide an intimate night of comedy with pieces ranging from darkly amusing musical numbers, the awkward art of clowning, absurd solo performances, and uproarious stand up comedy.

Performances
Saturday, January 10, 7:00pm (Lifeline)
Friday, January 17, 7:00pm (Lifeline)
Sunday, January 25, 5:30pm (Lifeline)

OUTspoken
Chicago’s monthly LGBTQ storytelling event featuring self-identified and out LGBTQ performers.

Performances
Sunday, January 11, 4:00pm (Lifeline)
Sunday, January 18, 4:00pm (Lifeline)
Sunday, January 25, 4:00pm (Lifeline)

Stir Friday Night: Turn Down Pho Work
Written and performed by Kannan Arumugam, Dacey Arashiba, Loreen Targos, Christina Seo, Jonald Reyes, Nic Park, Ray Hui
Directed by Anna Lucero
Music Direction by Katie Manning

“We are Asian. We do comedy.” Based in Chicago and one of the nation’s premier Asian-American sketch comedy troupes. Having worked with The Second City and iO, Stir Friday Night has become a fixture in Chicago’s illustrious comedy scene.

Performances
Friday, January 9, 8:30pm (Lifeline)
Friday, January 16, 8:30pm (Lifeline)
Friday, January 23, 8:30pm (Lifeline)

Story Club
Story Club is a non-fiction storytelling show. Story Club mixes the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theatre. Each show has both featured performers and open mic performers.

Performances
Friday, January 9, 7:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 17, 7:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 24, 7:00pm (Lifeline)

Story Sessions
Story Sessions is a collection of performers sharing true personal stories that tug at your heart strings, tickle your funny bone and take your mind on a wild adventure.

Performances
Saturday, January 10, 8:30pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 17, 8:30pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 24, 8:30pm (Lifeline)

Story Sessions Panel
Moderated by Jill Howe and Rachael Smith, co-producers of Story Sessions; also with Roger Batton, producer of the Michigan-based Indigan Storyteller group.

Storytelling live lit, getting your truth on: What is it? What makes a story sing? And many tips and kickstarting ideas to get you started as a storyteller in Chicago and beyond!

Panel Date
Saturday, January 24, 4:00pm (Lifeline)

The Sweat Girls Are: Tribal Elders
With 21 years of shared history, the Sweat Girls have been called “the undisputed tribal elders” of the solo performance scene (Chicago Reader, 2014). Known for their “contagious gusto,” the Sweats are glad to represent the greying edge of Chicago’s burgeoning Live Lit community.

Performances
Saturday, January 10, 4:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 17, 4:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 24, 5:30pm (Lifeline)

Tellin’ Tales Theatre
Tellin’ Tales Theatre builds community through story — adult solo performances as well as “Six Stories Up,” a mentoring program and show featuring kids and adults, with and without disabilities.

Tekki Lomnicki is a solo performer, playwright, director and educator. She is a recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Artists Fellowship in New Performance Forms, the 2008 3Arts Artists Award in Theater and the 2010 Grigsby Award for Excellence in Solo Performance.

Performances
Saturday, January 10, 5:30pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 17, 5:30pm (Lifeline)

You’re Being Ridiculous
A group of real people telling real funny stories about their lives with a theme as their guide. They laugh at themselves and laugh with each other. Everyone has a story to tell — what’s yours?

Performances
Saturday, January 10, 10:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 17, 10:00pm (Lifeline)
Saturday, January 24, 10:00pm (Lifeline)

About the Ticket Supplier: Lifeline Theatre

Lifeline Theatre and its artistic ensemble of writers, directors, designers and performers collaboratively develop literary adaptations and original theater. Lifeline’s innovative artistic and education programs for adults, children and families bring engaging and reflective stories to life.