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Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre is known for telling Big Stories Up Close! Lifeline explores, interprets, and reimagines books and other literary works to create stories that move us beyond the margins of our own lives. With our partner Sound Concept Media, we present our new podcast, Lifeline On the Air !  A new way to bring our one-of-a-kind stories even closer…right into your headphones!

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre is known for telling Big Stories Up Close! Lifeline explores, interprets, and reimagines books and other literary works to create stories that move us beyond the margins of our own lives. With our partner Sound Concept Media, we present our new podcast, Lifeline On the Air !  A new way to bring our one-of-a-kind stories even closer…right into your headphones!

    Miss Holmes Cast and Crew Interview

    Miss Holmes Cast and Crew Interview

    Lifeline Theatre Artistic Driector Ilesa Duncan talks to Actor Katie McLean Hainsworth, Writer Christopher M. Walsh and Director Paul S. Holmquist about their work turning Miss Holmes into an audiodrama

    Miss Holmes runs until May 2, 2021. Tickets for are Name Your Price. You can purchase your ticket here: http://lifelinetheatre.com/performances/2020-2021/miss-holmes-audio-drama/

    • 24 min
    Lifeline On The Air March Update

    Lifeline On The Air March Update

    Lifeline Theatre's ensamble is busy coming up with story ideas for On The Air coming up in spring 2021! We'll have an update on new podcast programming next month. In the meantime, there's a lot going on at the theater.

    Miss Holmes (Audio Drama)
    http://lifelinetheatre.com/performances/2020-2021/miss-holmes-audio-drama/

    Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type
    http://lifelinetheatre.com/performances/2020-2021/click-clack-moo-cows-that-type-virtual/

    • 2 min
    Lifeline On The Air February Update

    Lifeline On The Air February Update

    Lifeline Theatre's ensamble is busy coming up with story ideas for On The Air coming up in spring 2021! In the meantime, there's a lot going on at the theater

    Lifeline Theatre's Fillet of Solo Festival has been extended to March 7th http://lifelinetheatre.com/performances/2020-2021/fillet-of-solo-2021/

    Also, check out Stories Come Alive! AT HOME http://lifelinetheatre.com/sca-at-home/

    • 2 min
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Four - Santa Claus

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Four - Santa Claus

    This week we bring you the conclusion of our four part serialized adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wonderful World of Oz. Tonight’s installment, Part 4: Santa Claus continues his story of how he came to be who he is even as his last night on earth slips away. Under advice from the Queen of the Fairies, he had determined that all children deserve happiness, and now he had to figure out how to make toys for them all and how to get the toys to them.

    This episode is produced by Patreon supporter Heather Hagan. Micah Adams is our Executive Producer. Join our Patreon supporters at https://www.patreon.com/lifelinetheatre

    Bilal Dardai as Claus

    Anthony Kayer as Jack Frost

    Heather Currie as Necile the Nymph

    Patrick Blashill as Ak, the Great Woodsman of the world

    Jenifer Tyler as Queen Zurline

    Manny Tamayo as the Gnome King

    Katie McLean Hainsworth as Flossie the deer

    Amanda Link as Glossie the deer

    James E Grote as Will Knook and King of the Sleep Fays

    Peter Greenberg as Prince of the Knooks

    Dorothy Milne as The Queen of the Fairies

    Andrés Enriquez as Prince of Ryls and King of the Wind Demons

    Sandy Snyder as the Queen of the Water Sprites

    Music by John Benedeck

    Directed by Christopher Hainsworth

    • 33 min
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Three - The Toymaker

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Three - The Toymaker

    This December we bring you our serialized adaptation of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum, best known as the author of The Wonderful World of Oz. We rejoin the story with Claus recounting the journey he took in the mortal world with Ak when he was 18 years old. Knowing how lucky he was to have lived a childhood free from worry, Claus determined to help the children of the world. He found himself snowed in for the winter with no way out of the Laughing Valley.

    This episode is produced by Patreon supporter Rosemary Stuebi. Join our Patreon supporters at https://www.patreon.com/lifelinetheatre

    Bilal Dardai as Claus

    Patrick Blashill as Ak, The Great Woodsman of the World

    Manny Tomayo as The Gnome King

    Heather Currie as The Nymph Necile

    Anthony Kayer as Jack Frost and the Stranger

    Jenifer Tyler as Ryl 1

    Amanda Link as Ryl 2 and village child

    Sandy Snyder as Ryl 3 and Queen of the Water Sprites

    James E Grote as Ryl 4 and King of the Sleep Fays

    Allison Cain as Shiegra the Lioness

    Katie McLean Hainsworth as Mayrie and Bessie Blithesome

    Dorothy Milne as Queen of the Fairies.

    Music by John Benedeck

    Adapted and Directed by Christopher Hainsworth

    • 30 min
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Two - Manhood

    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus: Part Two - Manhood

    This December we bring you a world premiere - a serialized adaptation The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum - best known as the author of The Wonderful World of Oz. In part one, the immortals gathered to tell the story of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus so that it would be remembered for all eternity.We ended part one as Ak asked a now grown Claus to join him on his travels around the world, so Claus would have a better understanding of the world he came from.

    Manny Tomayo as The Gnome King

    Patrick Blashill as Ak, The Great Woodsman of the World

    Heather Currie as the Nymph Necile

    Peter Greenberg as The Prince of Knooks and The Farmer

    Andrés Enriquez as The Prince of Ryls

    Anthony Kayer as Jack Frost

    Bilal Dardai as Claus.

    Music by John Benedeck

    Adapted and Directed by Christopher Hainsworth

    • 32 min

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Lifeline is a 30 year old theatre company on Chicago’s far north side, that specializes in adaptations. The first stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere began there. Lifeline is now branching out into audio drama adaptations to bring it’s ensemble to the public in a time when the public cannot come to the theatre.

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