Lifeline Theatre Opens Season With WOMAN IN WHITE Tonight, 9/17

Lifeline Theatre presents an adaptation of Wilkie CollinsThe Woman in White, by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Director-Play).

Trapped in a loveless marriage and threatened by a conspiracy of ruthless men, young heiress Laura Fairlie faces a future of sorrow and misery. Her only hope lies with her true love, the poor artist Walter Hartright, and her sister Marian Halcombe, both of whom will risk everything to protect her. Without the law, society, or money on their side, Walter and Marian must race against time to free their beloved Laura and uncover the truth behind the mysterious woman in white that shares her face. A dark tale of romance and suspense, in a world premiere adaptation. Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh leads the cast as the devious Count Fosco, joined by returning artists Don Bender and Lucy Carapetyan, plus six actors new to the Lifeline stage. 

The Woman in White runs now through October 28, 2012, at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Opening night is tonight, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. 

Regular performance times (September 20–October 28) 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 three hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. 

The complete cast and production team for The Woman in White includes: 

CAST:             
Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Count Fosco); with guest artists Nicholas Bailey (Walter Hartright), Don Bender (Frederick Fairlie/Mr. Catherick/Clerk), Lucy Carapetyan (Marian Halcombe), Anita Deely (Eleanor Fosco/Mrs. Clements), Loretta Rezos (Jane Catherick/Mrs. Michelson), Maggie Scrantom (Laura Fairlie/Anne Catherick), James Sparling (Sir Percival Glyde), and Greg Wenz (Professor Pesca/Louis). With understudies Marsha Harman, Andrew Marikis, Sean McGill, and Megan M. Storti.
 
CREW:           
Lifeline Theatre ensemble members Alan Donahue (Scenic & Properties Designer), Kevin D.
Gawley (Lighting Designer), Elise Kauzlaric (Director), and Robert Kauzlaric (Adaptor); with guest artists Katie Adams (Stage Manager), Aly Renee Amidei (Costume Designer), Jessica Brown  (Specialty Artwork), Christopher Kriz (Original Music & Sound Designer), Rebecca Munley (Assistant Director), Greg Poljacik (Violence Designer), Maren Robinson (Dramaturg), Joe Schermoly (Technical Director). 

Lifeline Theatre presents The Woman in White, running September 7–October 28, 2012, at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, September 16 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, September 7 and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, September 8 and 15 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, September 9 at 4 p.m.) 

Regular performance times (September 20–October 28) 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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