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Lifeline Theatre Announces Upcoming Season

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and the artistic ensemble announce their 2019-20 season of Big Stories, Up Close. It's another year of unforgettable stories brought to life, from beloved classics to modern titles.

The 2019-20 MainStage season features a return of Dorothy L. Sayers' classic whodunit Whose Body?, followed by an epic adaptation of National Book Award winner Middle Passage, and concludes with a world premiere rock musical based on Norse mythology LOKI, The End of the World Tour. The KidSeries season opens with our musical adaptation of Bernard Waber's beloved classic Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile; followed by the world premiere of Bunny's Book Club; and concludes with a world premiere musical adaptation of Neither, a story that celebrates what makes us unique. Additionally, Lifeline Theatre will produce the 23rd annual Fillet of Solo Festival, a three-week, multi-venue solo performance and storytelling festival.

Season subscriptions for the 2019-2020 MainStage and KidSeries seasons go on sale April 1. To purchase season subscriptions or for more information call the Lifeline Theatre Box Office at 773-761-4477, or visit

MainStage Season

Whose Body?, September 6-October 27, 2019 (opens 9/16/19, 7:30 p.m.)

Middle Passage, February 14-April 5, 2020 (opens 2/24/20, 7:30 p.m.)

LOKI, The End of the World Tour, May 22-July 12, 2020 (opens 6/1/20, 7:30 p.m.)

KidSeries Season

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, October 19-November 24, 2019 (opens 10/20/19, 1 p.m.)

Bunny's Book Club, January 11-February 16, 2020 (opens 1/12/20, 1 p.m.)

Neither, March 14-April 19, 2020 (opens 3/15/20, 1 p.m.)


The 23rd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, January 10-26, 2020

Season subscriptions offer the three MainStage productions for $100 (a $135 value), or the three KidSeries plays for $40 (a $45/$60 value). Passes to the Fillet of Solo Festival may be added to any subscription for only $30 (a $60 value; allows entry to all performances in the 2020 Festival). Being a Lifeline subscriber allows patrons to save 25% off regular ticket prices; offers discounts on additional tickets; offers discounts to drama camp registration; and gives first choice of seats with unlimited free ticket exchanges.

Lifeline continues its popular "Book Club Add-ons," which include copies of all three source books for the MainStage season for only $35 (paperback versions of Whose Body?, Middle Passage, and The Penguin Book of Norse Myths: Gods of The Vikings), or copies of all three source books for the KidSeries season for $40 (paperback version of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile and hardcover versions of Bunny's Book Club and Neither). Read the books beforehand and then experience Lifeline's adaptation. Copies of the source books for the MainStage and KidSeries seasons will be on sale in the lobby.

An additional add-on for KidSeries Subscriptions is admission to one "Stories Come Alive!" hour during each KidSeries production for only $10 (a $15 value). These hour-long sessions (running Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m., between regularly-scheduled KidSeries performances) feature readings, on-your-feet drama games, and fun to supplement the KidSeries productions.

Ticket prices for the 2019-2020 season are as follows: regular single MainStage tickets are $45; seniors and groups (12 or more) are $35; previews, and rush tickets (half-hour before show, subject to availability) are $25; students (with ID) and active and retired military personnel (with ID) are $20. Lifeline's KidSeries single tickets for adults are $20 and kids (ages 2-18) are $15; and groups of 15 or more are $13 each. "Name Your Price" KidSeries tickets are available a half-hour before show time (subject to availability).

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