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2015 - 16 SEASON

The Price
Spill
Sunset Baby
Chimerica

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2015-16 Season Artists

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THE PRICE
by Arthur Miller

directed by
TimeLine Associate Artist
Louis Contey

AUG 27 - NOV 22, 2015
previews 8/18 - 8/26

At TimeLine Theatre
615 W. Wellington Ave.



"Superbly theatrical ... one of the most engrossing and entertaining plays that Miller has ever written."
– The New York Times

Commemorating the 100th birthday of playwright Arthur Miller and featuring the return of Mike Nussbaum (The Apple Family Plays) to TimeLine’s stage.

This classic play is about the legacy of the past and the price of life’s choices. In a New York brownstone marked for demolition, two estranged brothers meet to sort through and sell their late father’s belongings—a pile of relics and old furniture buried by a lifetime’s worth of family baggage. What follows is a poignant, intimate, and often heart-wrenching look at the ways we are liberated or trapped by those we love.


Chicago Premiere
SPILL
written and directed
by Leigh Fondakowski

OCT 30 - DEC 19, 2015
previews 10/24 - 10/29

At Stage 773
1225 W. Belmont Ave.

"A complex story about people's relationship to oil ... it's an invisible force driving the action." – NPR

From the Emmy Award-nominated head writer of The Laramie Project, acclaimed as “a pioneering work and a powerful stage event” by Time magazine.

This can’t-miss theatrical event goes beyond the headlines to tell vivid personal stories from all sides of the country’s greatest environmental disaster. On April 20, 2010, the BP-owned oil rig Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 and sending millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Crafted from hundreds of interviews with those closest to the event and its aftermath, this moving and deeply compelling play explores where we are as a society and illustrates the various human and environmental costs of oil.


Chicago Premiere
SUNSET BABY

by Dominique Morisseau

directed by
TimeLine Associate Artist Ron OJ Parson

JAN 21 - APR 10, 2016
previews 1/12 - 1/20

At TimeLine Theatre
615 W. Wellington Ave.


 

"A play that—like its flawed, complex characters—has a fiercely beating, damaged heart" – The Guardian

From the acclaimed and fast-rising playwright of Detroit ‘67—winner of the prestigious Edward M. Kennedy Prize for drama inspired by U.S. history—and directed by the Associate Artist who brought you TimeLine’s sold-out A Raisin in the Sun.

The personal and the political collide in this powerful and timely drama—already a hit in New York and London—from one of the country’s most exciting playwrights (“[she] knows the code for getting under our skins” raves The New York Times). A tough, independent woman in Brooklyn is visited by her father, a former revolutionary in the Black Power movement who seeks to mend their broken relationship. As father and daughter circle one another, old wounds are revealed, generational differences exposed, and blazing truths laid bare. Morisseau’s smart, entertaining and moving story about family, survival and the nature of liberation is “not only dynamic, it’s dynamite” (The New York Times).


Chicago Premiere
CHIMERICA

by Lucy Kirkwood

directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling

MAY 12 - JUL 31, 2016
previews 5/3 - 5/11

At TimeLine Theatre
615 W. Wellington Ave.

"Ambitious, sprawling, morally fascinating, as gripping as a good novel." – London Times

"A triumph of storytelling first and foremost." – Time Out London

"An important, far-reaching drama ... Takes a real, momentous historical event and creates an absolutely riveting dramatic speculation."
– The Stage

Winner of London’s 2014 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and
directed by the creative force behind many of TimeLine’s most popular shows (The History Boys, The Farnsworth Invention, Fiorello! and more)

Don’t miss Chicago’s first look at one of the most acclaimed plays to hit London since The History Boys. In June 1989, as the Chinese government cracked down on a pro-democracy rally in Tiananmen Square, the iconic image of one man standing alone in front of a military tank captivated the world. Twenty years later, a photojournalist searches for the truth about that mysterious “Tank Man” in an epic, global adventure that explores the complex relationship between twin superpowers China and the United States.


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