Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.

Campaigns, Inc., is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of “fake news."

TimeLine Theatre's 26th season opener, the world premiere of Campaigns, Inc., is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of "fake news."

The year is 1934, and Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker have just formed the first political consulting firm in U.S. history. Famous novelist Upton Sinclair is all but guaranteed to become the first Democratic governor of California-until this young, unknown pair of consultants attempt to take him down.

As Republican nominee Frank Merriam and Sinclair battle it out in the spotlight-seeking endorsements from the likes of Charlie Chaplin and FDR-Baxter and Whitaker work behind-the-scenes to methodically construct one of the most spectacular, unbelievable, and star-studded political smear campaigns ever.

Performances of Campaigns, Inc. run through September 18 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: Brett Beiner Photography

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Tyler Meredith, Yuriy Sardarov

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Anish Jethmalani, David Parkes, Jacqueline Grandt

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
(Yuriy Sardarov, Tyler Meredith

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Terry Hamilton, Tyler Meredith,, Yuriy Sardarov

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Terry Hamilton, Tyler Meredith

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Yuriy Sardarov, Tyler Meredith, Anish Jethmalani

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Anish Jethmalani

Photos: First Look At TimeLine Theatre's World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC.
Mark Ulrich, Terry Hamilton, Tyler Meredith, Yuriy Sardarov




More Hot Stories For You


Cast Announced for ELF - THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane TheatreCast Announced for ELF - THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre
October 4, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with the holiday classic Elf-the Musical, based upon the film written by David Berenbaum. Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Skylar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato. Elf-the Musical runs November 9, 2022 – January 8, 2023, at Drury Lane Theatre.

World Premiere of MALAPERT LOVE to be Presented by The Artistic Home in NovemberWorld Premiere of MALAPERT LOVE to be Presented by The Artistic Home in November
October 4, 2022

The Artistic Home will present the world premiere of Siah Berlatsky’s Shakespeare-inspired, gender-bending romantic comedy Malapert Love, developed as part of the company’s Summer on the Patio series. Directed by ensemble member Julian Hester, Malapert Love will play November 5 – December 11, 2022 at The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Open at Paramount Theatre in NovemberTHE SOUND OF MUSIC to Open at Paramount Theatre in November
October 4, 2022

The Sound of Music, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, has enchanted audiences for more than 50 years. This holiday season, Chicago audiences can experience this unforgettable Rodgers and Hammerstein classic for the first time, or all over again, at downtown Aurora’s Paramount Theatre. Previews start November 9, 2022.

VIDEO: Watch 'Do You Love Me?' From FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera of ChicagoVIDEO: Watch 'Do You Love Me?' From FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Lyric Opera of Chicago
October 4, 2022

Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting Fiddler on the Roof, the North American premiere of an internationally heralded reinvention of the Broadway classic, now on stage at the Lyric Stage through October 7, 2022. Watch 'Do You Love Me?' here!

Photos: First Look at PRIVATE LIVES Now Playing at Raven TheatrePhotos: First Look at PRIVATE LIVES Now Playing at Raven Theatre
October 4, 2022

Raven Theatre, Chicago’s newest Equity-affiliated theatre, has opened its 40th Anniversary Season with a fresh take on Noël Coward’s iconic 1930 comedy Private Lives, directed by Ian Frank, playing through November 13, 2022 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage. Get a first look at photos here!