Mrs. Caliban: A Postmodern Fable from Lifeline Theatre
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A nice crocodile named Lyle loves his life with his adopted family on East 88th Street. But when showman Hector P. Valenti shows up and offers to take Lyle to the land of the crocodile to meet his mom, will that change his relationship with his family? Lyle Finds His Mother, is a family friendly musical that takes Lyle and you on a wonderfully funny journey of self-discovery. Based on the beloved classic by Bernard Waber, this world premiere will make you laugh and learn. Learn More
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Fabulous performance, incredible acting and very touching story. Did get long at some parts and first act is much longer than second act. The entire event took around 2 hours. Lifeline is a great theatre, low attendance so we were in the front row but all seats look good.
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splendid story, excellent translation to stage, very good acting. this is one of those plays that iterates [intelligently] the many faces of love and being in love. bravo to the all those involved into bringing this play to Chicago!
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.
Dorothy is locked in a lifeless marriage of empty domestic ritual until a fugitive reptile-man from another world arrives on her doorstep. With him, she finds forbidden love and experiences a rebirth of her spirit, as she learns to question her assumptions about the world. Join Dorothy on a whimsical and heartbreaking journey as she dares to live – and love – unconventionally, in this remarkable drama, acclaimed as one of the greatest post-war American novels by the British Book Marketing Council. The show runs approximately two hours with one intermission, and copies of the book will be on sale in the lobby.
Lifeline has produced six previous world premiere stage adaptations by Limoncelli, including four installments of the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers, notably Strong Poison in 2004 and Gaudy Night in 2006, both of which garnered Non-Equity Jeff Awards for New Adaptation, and last season’s hit production of Busman’s Honeymoon.