Lifeline Theatre's A TALE OF TWO CITIES Begins Previews Tonight

Lifeline Theatre's A TALE OF TWO CITIES Begins Previews Tonight

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, by ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh, and directed by ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Mariette in Ecstasy). The Reign of Terror sweeps through Paris, destroying both the high and low, and two Londoners are confronted with impossible choices. Will former aristocrat Charles Darnay abandon his family and brave the revolutionary storm to protect an innocent man? And can depressive barrister Sydney Carton find the strength to make the ultimate sacrifice for the unrequited love of his life? Darnay and Carton join a host of unforgettable characters in this passionate tale of soldiers and servants, revolutionaries and the nobility, set against a backdrop of violent social upheaval. An epic story of resurrection and redemption, brought to life by a cast of ten actors, including Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Chris Hainsworth and Katie McLean Hainsworth.

A Tale of Two Cities runs February 14-April 6, 2014 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, February 23 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, February 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, February 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 16 at 4 p.m.)

Regular performance times (February 27-April 6) are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 for regular single tickets, $30 for seniors, $20 for students (with I.D.), $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability), and $20 for previews. Group rate for 12 or more is available upon request. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com. The production runs approximately two hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby.

The complete cast and production team for A Tale of Two Cities includes:

CAST: Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Chris Hainsworth (John Barsad, The Marquis St. Evremonde) and Katie McLean Hainsworth (Miss Pross); with guest artists Nicholas Bailey (Charles Darnay), Melissa Engle (The Seamstress), Dan Granata (Monsieur Defarge), Josh Hambrock (Sydney Carton), Carolyn Klein (Madame Defarge), John Henry Roberts (The Resurrection Man), Maggie Scrantom (Lucie Manette), and Sean Sinitski (Doctor Manette). With understudies Jess Berry, Joe Bianco, Luke Daigle, Katherine Schwartz.

CREW: Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Elise Kauzlaric (Director, Dialect Coach) and Christopher M. Walsh (Adaptor); with guest artists Benjamin W. Dawson (Production Manager), Spencer Ryan Diedrick (Assistant Director), Diane D. Fairchild (Lighting Designer), Jesse Gaffney (Properties Designer), Shelby Glasgow (Stage Manager), Andrew Hansen (Original Music and Sound Designer), Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreographer), Elsa Hiltner (Costume Designer), Danny Osburn (Master Electrician), and Joe Schermoly (Scenic Designer and Technical Director).

Lifeline Theatre presents A Tale of Two Cities, running February 14-April 6, 2014 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, February 23 at

4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, February 14 and 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, February 15 and 22 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, February 16 at 4 p.m.)

Regular performance times (February 27-April 6) are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at

4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $40 for regular single tickets, $30 for seniors, $20 for students (with I.D.), $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability), and $20 for previews. Group rate for 12 or more is available upon request. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Free parking is available at the designated lot west of the theatre (NE corner of Morse and Ravenswood) with free shuttle service before and after the show. Street parking is also available and Lifeline Theatre is handicapped and CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop/busses).

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