Though it has some of Lifeline’s patented how-do-they-do-that effects, like a completely persuasive storm at sea achieved with nothing but video, some noise, and actors purporting to be blown around, Middle Passage is too cluttered to be satisfying. Rutherford Calhoun’s misadventures on the high seas include a captain mad enough to compete with Ahab, participation […]
Looking for some action? We can’t promise that, but we do think you’ll have a great time at the following events! Reader, read on. FRI 4/15 Barbara Burdick opened Cuddle Bunny in Lakeview (2901 N. Clark) in June of 2020, inspired by the animal cafes of Japan. At the shop, visitors can enjoy hanging out […]
Lifeline Theatre Anyone who frequents establishments in the summer months knows that there are generally two temperatures: not cold enough and Hell has frozen over. Even so, some locations deal with that microclimate variety at any time of year. So, when it comes to dealing with indoor temperature changes, no one does it better than […]
Actor, singer, and all-around raconteur Jane Blass, who called Chicago home from 1988-2006 before she relocated to New York, where she performed on Broadway and in the touring companies of many shows, died at 59 after a long struggle with stomach cancer on August 6. Dorothy Milne, her friend and cofounder of the long-running women’s storytelling collective the Sweat Girls, compiled these remembrances from those who knew and loved her in Chicago and New York.
The Pursuit of Happiness and Pride and Prejudice confront the limitations of Zoom culture with exhilarating results.
Lifeline’s staging of Charles Johnson’s novel has sea legs.
Our critics suggest ten ways to fill out that slightly longer calendar this month.
Lifeline Theatre KidSeries brings children and animals together for a family-friendly yarn.
The Guatemalan immigrant shares his own perspectives on failure and finding his voice.
Lifeline’s revival of this 2002 Dorothy Sayers adaptation could use more breathing room to fully come alive.
In which five actors play the entire village of Highbury.
When you get tired of listening to spies, there’s a beautiful set and lighting.
Puppets! Storytelling! Social consciousness! Brilliant teens! Rhinofest weirdness!
Explore haunted houses, meet a vampiric rabbit, two Frankensteins, and Freddy Krueger’s hot brother
It fails to pay tribute to the big questions raised by the classic novel celebrating its bicentennial this year.