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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
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63 events
43 reviews
7 stars
There's a Leona's on Sheridan just south of Morse.
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The L stop is right on Morse & Glenwood. But if you drive, be prepared to look around for parking. A lot of it is metered, which creates a timing problem unless you use the Park Chicago app to keep you from running out of time. We found free street parking a couple of blocks northwest of the theatre, north of Morse.
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"Count of Monte Cristo"
17 ratings
4.5 average rating
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32 reviews
13 stars
attended Nov 03 2011

This was a very well acted, directed and produced adaptation of my favorite book. Some people around me, not familiar with the story, were somewhat confused, but I thought it was first rate.

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7 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 02 2011

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

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4 reviews
25 stars
attended Oct 08 2011

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

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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