Venue Details

60 Star Starred
Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-4477
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wild thing
Stop by Duke's; the watering hole just next door. Great live music!
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wild thing
Street parking available, Morse Red line stop is steps away.
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Goldstar Member
Heartland Cafe is a 5 minute walk. Great food, try the catfish.
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Kathleen S.
Casual
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Kathleen S.
Meters are 24/7, but free parking availabe at the theater's lot a few blocks away.
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Kathleen S.
Small snacks/drinks available pre-show and during intermission
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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Lifeline has some work to do to bring this production up to par with their past shows, especially the Mark of Zorro! Listen carefully, the accents put on by the cast are very difficult to understand.

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 03 2009

Arrrgh! So much fun! We sat in the front row with our nephews, inches from the swordplay, and their eyes were big as saucers. But not just for kids, a great time was had... continued

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11 reviews
11 stars
attended Oct 02 2009

While there were parts I enjoyed, overall I thought this was one of the weaker efforts by Lifeline that I've seen. The accents did make the dialog hard to understand. ... continued

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Website

http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/performances/09-10/treasureisland/...

Description

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. A treasure map discovered in a dead pirate’s sea-chest leads young Jim Hawkins on an expedition across the ocean to recover a fortune in plundered gold. Fair winds and favorable seas soon give way to mutiny, greed and the evil machinations of a one-legged scoundrel named Long John Silver. Join Jim on an unforgettable adventure as he fights for his life – and the lives of his friends – in this legendary tale of piracy and heroism.

The show runs approximately two hours with one intermission, is appropriate for ages ten and up, and copies of the book will be on sale in the lobby.

Lifeline has produced five previous world premiere stage adaptations by Hildreth, including “Around the World in 80 Days” in 2002 and “Johnny Tremain” in 2006, both of which garnered Non- Equity Jeff Awards for New Adaptation. Kauzlaric has acted in eleven MainStage productions, and written four adaptations for Lifeline – including “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” winner of 2008’s Non- Equity Jeff Awards for Production-Play and New Adaptation. “Treasure Island” marks Kauzlaric’s directorial debut at Lifeline. The violence in “Treasure Island” will be choreographed by Geoff Coates, who previously choreographed the fights in Lifeline’s productions of “The Mark of Zorro” in 2008 (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Fight Choreography; After Dark Award: Outstanding Fight Choreography) and “The Talisman Ring” in 2005 (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Fight Design).

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.