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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 18 members
Review from wild thing
29 events 3 reviews

Lifeline has some work to do to bring this production up to par with their past shows, especially the Mark of Zorro! Listen carefully, the accents put on by the cast are very difficult to understand.

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Evanstontheatergoer
57 events 23 reviews

Arrrgh! So much fun! We sat in the front row with our nephews, inches from the swordplay, and their eyes were big as saucers. But not just for kids, a great time was had by all. What a set! I am always amazed at what Lifeline can do in such a...continued

reviewed Oct 03 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from ChicagoGirl
73 events 14 reviews

While there were parts I enjoyed, overall I thought this was one of the weaker efforts by Lifeline that I've seen. The accents did make the dialog hard to understand. Also, at times the actors didn't seem comfortable, perhaps because most of...continued

reviewed Oct 02 2009 report as inappropriate
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Lifeline Theatre inaugurates its 27th anniversary MainStage season with the world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” adapted by Lifeline ensemble member John Hildreth, directed by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric. A treasure map discovered in a dead pirate’s sea-chest leads young Jim Hawkins on an expedition across the ocean to recover a fortune in plundered gold. Fair winds and favorable seas soon give way to mutiny, greed and the evil machinations of a one-legged scoundrel named Long John Silver. Join Jim on an unforgettable adventure as he fights for his life – and the lives of his friends – in this legendary tale of piracy and heroism.

The show runs approximately two hours with one intermission, is appropriate for ages ten and up, and copies of the book will be on sale in the lobby.

Lifeline has produced five previous world premiere stage adaptations by Hildreth, including “Around the World in 80 Days” in 2002 and “Johnny Tremain” in 2006, both of which garnered Non- Equity Jeff Awards for New Adaptation. Kauzlaric has acted in eleven MainStage productions, and written four adaptations for Lifeline – including “The Island of Dr. Moreau,” winner of 2008’s Non- Equity Jeff Awards for Production-Play and New Adaptation. “Treasure Island” marks Kauzlaric’s directorial debut at Lifeline. The violence in “Treasure Island” will be choreographed by Geoff Coates, who previously choreographed the fights in Lifeline’s productions of “The Mark of Zorro” in 2008 (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Fight Choreography; After Dark Award: Outstanding Fight Choreography) and “The Talisman Ring” in 2005 (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Fight Design).

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