Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO

TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, Hansol Jung's powerful story of faith, love, and the human capacity for forgiveness set amidst violent conflict in northern Uganda, playing January 9 - March 17, 2019.

The first Chicago staging of Cardboard Piano, a breakout hit when it premiered at the 2016 Humana Festival of New American Plays, will be directed by TimeLine Company Member Mechelle Moe.

The play features a quartet of actors, all making their TimeLine debut: Adia Alli (she/her) has previously appeared at Stage Left, Jackalope and Court Theatre; Kai Ealy (he/him) performed in Migration for eta Creative Arts Foundation and Frankinland at Jackalope Theater; Kearstyn Keller (she/her) was featured in MadKap's Equus, Organic Theater'sKing Ubu, and is co-artistic director with MUSE Collective where she appeared in The Love Talker. Freedom Martin (he/him) is a senior at ChiArts, the Chicago High School for the Arts, and is making his professional debut in Cardboard Piano.

TimeLine's production team includes Jeffrey D. Kmiec (Scenic Designer, he/him); Elle Erickson (Costume Designer, she/her); Brandon J. Wardell (Lighting Designer, he/him); David Kelepha Samba (Sound Designer, he/him); Amy Peter (Properties Designer); Kristina Fluty (Intimacy Choreographer, she/her); Eva Breneman (Dialect Designer, she/her); Jared Bellot (Dramaturg, he/him); Dina Spoerl (Lobby Designer, she/her); Luci Kersting (Stage Manager, she/her); Airos Sung-En Medill (Assistant Director, they/them); and John Bisegerwa (Ugandan Consultant).

Cardboard Piano begins previews on January 9. Press Night is Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night is January 17. Performances run through March 17 at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. For tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com or call the TimeLine Box Office at (773) 281-8463 x6.

Photo Credit: Justin Barbin

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Freedom Martin

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine Theatre's CARDBOARD PIANO
Freedom Martin, Kearstyn Keller and Adia Alli

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