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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 17 members
Review from Rob
102 events 79 reviews

Amazing adaptation, superb acting, great use of the space. Christopher Hainsworth is an excellent actor excellently suited for this part.

reviewed Nov 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from wanderer
10 events 7 reviews

This was an exceptionally enjoyable experience for me since the book in English translation is a favorite. The sheer length of the book makes stage adaptation a challenge but Lifeline was more than up to the challenge. Christopher M. Walsh's...continued

reviewed Oct 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Olga Amusin
25 events 4 reviews

Amazing work by Lifeline! Very talented actors! Everyone in my family enjoyed it, including our 14 year old son. Would try to see all of their productions.... The only weakness is lack of funding for the theater, would love to see them perform in...continued

reviewed Oct 08 2011 report as inappropriate
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“Walsh’s stellar adaptation [is] a guilty theatrical pleasure you don’t have to atone for afterward. It’s zesty, good fun — colorful theatrical comfort food with enough philosophical seasoning and emotional heat… The cogs and wheels of Holmquist’s ensemble make this contraption hum like a well-tuned Bugatti”  –Chicago Tribune


Framed by a conspiracy of three terrible enemies, Edmond Dantès is torn from the woman he loves and wrongly imprisoned for fourteen years. After escaping captivity, he enters the upper reaches of Parisian society under a new name: the Count of Monte Cristo. With the aid of Albert, son of his former fiancée, the Count insinuates himself into the lives of his three tormentors and, one by one, seeks to use their own secrets to destroy them. A dark tale of intrigue and vengeance, in a world premiere adaptation. Based on the 1844 classic by Alexandre Dumas (The Three Musketeers, The Man in the Iron Mask)

Adapted by Christopher M. Walsh

Directed by Paul S. Holmquist

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