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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
773-761-4477
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43 reviews
7 stars
There's a Leona's on Sheridan just south of Morse.
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7 stars
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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"Mrs. Caliban"
11 ratings
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8 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 04 2010

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

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25 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 27 2010

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!

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9 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 20 2010

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!

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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