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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-4477
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from david c. meyer
22 events 8 reviews

It would have been nice if there had been some drama in the play. Where was the tension, the cornerstone of good theater? Too long, very, very slow paced, and predictable throughout. There were four of us in our party, and we all were...continued

reviewed Mar 04 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Nico S
38 events 27 reviews

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!

reviewed Feb 27 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from Lindsay Liden
11 events 9 reviews

My friend and I enjoyed this show! The theatre was very pleasant and easy to get to. The acting was impressive. The story kept my attention however the ending confused me a bit. Guess I'll have to read the book!

reviewed Mar 20 2010 report as inappropriate
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Description

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

Cavalia: <em>Odysseo</em> KIDZ BOP St. Patrick's Day Party at Clark Street Ale House Bernadette Peters & the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Historic Theatre Tour <em>Love's Labor's Lost</em>