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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
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2 stars
Street parking can be scarce. Arriving a little bit earlier so you can find a place to park is probably a good idea.
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India Mcclar
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6 reviews
6 stars
The weather was windy. I wore sweater and nice jeans.
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Andrea L
186 events
92 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

A little confusing, but interesting, not always intelligible dialogue; set was ok; costumes pretty awful, and the masks that were supposed to be wonderful (I'm sure they thought they were) were underwhelming at best. Done with great enthusiasm. ...continued

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended May 01 2011

I should say that I have not read the book, so I can't comment on how faithfully the play presents the written material. But I was engrossed in the action and moved by the characters. I thought the use of the projected images was beautiful and...continued

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8 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

The adaptation was faithful to the novel. The design was inventive. The direction was creative. The performances were outstanding. A great piece of theatre.

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Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Richard Adams’ Watership Down, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member John Hildreth (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winner for New Adaptation), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Katie McLean Hainsworth.

When their birthplace is destroyed, brothers Hazel and Fiver lead a misfit band of survivors on a quest for a new home. Confronted with insurmountable dangers on all sides, the refugees must join forces with unexpected allies and conquer their deepest fears in order to endure.

Join a pair of unlikely leaders in the adventure of a lifetime, in this unforgettable story of survival against impossible odds. A stirring adventure, re-imagined for the Lifeline stage with puppetry, movement, and animalistic stage combat, by the award-winning adaptor and director of Johnny Tremain.

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.