Photo Flash : TimeLine Theatre's THE HISTORY BOYS
TimeLine Theatre's Chicago Premiere production of Alan Bennett's THE HISTORY BOYS.
The production starts previews on April 22 and is scheduled to run through
June 21, 2009.
The recipient of more than 30 major awards, including Tony and Olivier awards for Best New Play, The History Boys follows a rambunctious group of clever young men as they pursue higher learning, games, sexual identity and a place at university under the guidance of three wildly different teachers and a headmaster obsessed with results. Set during the 1980s in northern England, it is a hilarious and provocative play about the anarchy of adolescence and the purpose of education - specifically, how history should be taught.
The History Boys premiered in London at The National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre in May 2004. It played to sell-out audiences for an extended run before touring to Hong Kong, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia in 2006. The play premiered on Broadway in April 2006 and received six Tony Awards. It has also been adapted into a feature film.
Post-show discussions (FREE) hosted by a TimeLine Company Member and featuring members of the production team and cast on Thursdays 4/30, 5/7 & 5/14; Sundays 5/17 & 5/24 and Wednesday 6/3.
Sunday Scholars Series (FREE), an hour-long post-show panel discussion featuring experts on the themes of the play, on 5/10. Please check back for updates, including panelist bios ...
Company Member Discussion on Sunday 5/31 (FREE). The heart of TimeLine is our Company members, who shape the artistic vision and choose the programming for the organization. Join them after this performance for an informal discussion to hear more about how the Company works and the process that brought this show to the stage.
TimeLine Theatre celebrates its 12th season during 2008-2009. Over its first 11 seasons, the company presented 35 productions, including 5 world premieres and 8 Chicago premieres, and received the Joseph Jefferson Citation for Outstanding Production six of the past eight seasons.
Photos by Lara Goetsch
The cast of THE HISTORY BOYS
The Cast of THE HISTORY BOYS
THE HISTORY BOYS