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Lifeline Theatre
6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Chicago, IL 60626
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40 events
22 reviews
15 stars
I wore I wore a dress with a light jacket and I wrapped myself in the blanket the theater provided to all audience members, but it was still like being inside a refrigerator. Bring a down jacket. .
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14 events
8 reviews
4 stars
I wore a sweater - the theater A/C is very strong - but they do provide blankets!.
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"Watership Down"
12 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Andrea L
211 events
104 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

A little confusing, but interesting, not always intelligible dialogue; set was ok; costumes pretty awful, and the masks that were supposed to be wonderful (I'm sure they thought they were) were underwhelming at best. Done with great enthusiasm. ...continued

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39 events
8 reviews
12 stars
attended May 01 2011

I should say that I have not read the book, so I can't comment on how faithfully the play presents the written material. But I was engrossed in the action and moved by the characters. I thought the use of the projected images was beautiful and...continued

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24 events
8 reviews
7 stars
attended Jun 11 2011

The adaptation was faithful to the novel. The design was inventive. The direction was creative. The performances were outstanding. A great piece of theatre.

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Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Richard Adams’ Watership Down, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member John Hildreth (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winner for New Adaptation), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Katie McLean Hainsworth.

When their birthplace is destroyed, brothers Hazel and Fiver lead a misfit band of survivors on a quest for a new home. Confronted with insurmountable dangers on all sides, the refugees must join forces with unexpected allies and conquer their deepest fears in order to endure.

Join a pair of unlikely leaders in the adventure of a lifetime, in this unforgettable story of survival against impossible odds. A stirring adventure, re-imagined for the Lifeline stage with puppetry, movement, and animalistic stage combat, by the award-winning adaptor and director of Johnny Tremain.