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Production History
Current Season

JAN 26 - MAR 22, 2008
previews 1/22 - 1/25 at 8 pm

Regular Performance Times:
• Wednesdays at 7:30 pm (2/27, 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19 only)
• Thursdays at 7:30 pm (except 3/20, which is at 8:15 pm)
• Fridays at 8 pm
• Saturdays at 4 pm (except 1/26)
& 8 pm
• Sundays at 2 pm

Running Time:
The running time is
approximately 2 hours,
including one intermission.

Advance purchase recommended

Interested in bringing a group
of 10 or more people?


Special Events:
Post-show discussions (FREE) hosted by a TimeLine Company Member and featuring members of the production team and cast on Thursdays 1/31, 2/7 & 2/14 and Sundays 2/3 & 2/17.

Sunday Scholars Series on 2/10 ($10; $5 for TimeLine subscribers) A panel discussion featuring experts on the themes of the play. More info ...

Company Member Discussion on Sunday 2/24 (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 Dolly West's Kitchen to the stage.


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"HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ... it is in this kitchen that individual character and fate are set on 'high simmer.'"
- Chicago Sun-Times

Dolly West's Kitchen

A Chicago premiere
by Frank McGuinness
directed by Kimberly Senior

During World War II in Ireland’s County Donegal, the close-knit West family has love and laughter in the safety of Dolly’s kitchen to distract itself from fears of the war nearby. But their plan to escape involvement is shattered when one of their own brings a British and two American soldiers across the border and into their midst. Soon clashes over issues of loyalty, jealousy, sexual identity and love invade the neutrality of Dolly West’s kitchen. This hilarious and poignant play invites us to feel the souls of its characters and reflect on the uncharted paths we’re led to by our choices.

“In that great Irish tradition, mixes sentimentality with punch and is both engrossing and blissfully funny. ”The Guardian