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Lifeline Theatre Presents DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, Beginning 10/20

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Duck for President, a family musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin (Text ©2004 by Doreen Cronin. Illustrations ©2004 by Betsy Lewin. Originally published by Simon & Schuster. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.). 

The production is adapted by ensemble member James E. Grote, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by ensemble member Shole Milos; the same team that created Lifeline's popular adaptations of the beloved Cronin/Lewin books, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2003); Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2005)and Dooby Dooby Moo (2009).  Life on The Farm is hard: too much work, not enough sleep, and no time for swimming. And who put Farmer Brown in charge, anyway? When the chores get out of control, it's time for a charismatic young Duck to run for office. And once he's running The Farm, it's only a few more steps before he's running the whole country. With Cow and Hen's help - and with Pig as his campaign manager - nothing can stand in Duck's way! The smash hit musical about the pitfalls of politics returns, just in time for the election. This production is appropriate for children ages five and up, and runs approximately one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby 

Duck for President runs Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.  Press opening is Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.  Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  (Previews are Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. and1 p.m.; and Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m.)  Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com

PLUS: Join Lifeline Theatre every Saturday and Sunday at 12 p.m. during the run of Duck for President (following the 11 a.m. show, or before the 1 p.m. show) for our Stories Come Alive! Hour. Children of all ages will get up close and personal with the book that inspired the play in an interactive storytelling session, followed by theatre games exploring the characters, plot, and themes of the play. The cost is only $10 per child. Reservations are encouraged, though not required. Contact the Lifeline Theatre Box Office at 773-761-4477 for more information. 

The complete cast and production team for Duck for President includes: 

CAST:             Guest artists Kasey Alfonso (Cow), Heather Currie (Pig), Derek Czaplewski (Farmer Brown), Amanda Link (Hen), and Nathaniel Niemi (Duck). With understudies Amy Malcom, Jeremy Myers, Eliza Shin, and Sally Beck Wippman. 
 
CREW:             Lifeline ensemble members James E. Grote (Adaptor) and Shole Milos (Director); with guest artists Jana Anderson (Costume Designer), George Howe (Composer/Lyricist, Music Director), Joanna Iwanicka (Scenic and Properties Designer); Tony Ingram (Sound Designer), Jordan Kardasz (Lighting Designer), and Ellen Willett (Stage Manager). 
 

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries presents Duck for President, Saturday, October 20 – Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave.  Press opening is Sunday, October 21 at 1 p.m.  Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.  (Previews are Saturday, October 20 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, October 21 at 11 a.m.)  Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.



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