TimeLine’s 2024-25 Season marks the launch of TimeLine’s next era. After 25 years in residence, we’re departing our longtime home on Wellington Avenue in Lakeview East and moving to a temporary administrative base closer to Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood—all as we continue the process of establishing our future home at 5035 N. Broadway Avenue.

TimeLine’s 2024-25 Season will include producing partnerships with three of the city’s most preeminent arts institutions—Court Theatre, The Theatre School at DePaul University, and Writers Theatre—plus the internationally acclaimed company the american vicarious—and invites you to travel with us across Chicagoland to enjoy three unique and extraordinary theatrical experiences in Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, and Glencoe.

“While we await construction on our new home in Uptown to be fully completed, our 2024-25 season offers the opportunity to perform in three gorgeous, unique venues across Chicagoland—in Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, and Glencoe. Each will allow TimeLine to perform on a larger canvas, while retaining the signature qualities that have defined our work for the past 27 seasons—intimacy, transformation, provocative storytelling, and astounding artistry. We can’t wait to bring our supporters on this journey with us, across our city, alongside tremendous artistic partners, and leading into TimeLine’s next era.”  — Artistic Director PJ Powers


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The Tony Award-winning Falsettos is a tribute to family and its many forms; a playful interrogation of faith and identity; and a celebration of the beauty, complexity, and necessity of love.

Marvin has left his wife, Trina, for his male lover; Trina has married Marvin’s therapist; and their son, Jason, is grappling with his parents’ divorce and his looming Bar Mitzvah. Everyone’s world has been upended and now, they must explore what their new lives may hold. Featuring a sung-through score and set against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, Falsettos is a humorous and heartbreaking web of ex-spouses, co-parents, new lovers, and the lesbians next door.

TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling returns to Court Theatre—where he served as Associate Artistic Director nearly 30 years ago alongside Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell—to make his Court directorial debut. Groundbreaking in its depiction of queerness, Falsettos shines with ingenuity and contemporary relevance.

Falsettos runs November 8 – December 8, 2024 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago

Following critically acclaimed runs in New York City and London, TimeLine is bringing to Chicago the american vicarious’ radically staged production of the historic debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley Jr., on the occasion of the event’s 60th anniversary.

“Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?” This was the topic on February 18, 1965 when an overflow crowd packed the Cambridge Union in Cambridge, England, to bear witness to a historic televised debate between James Baldwin, the leading literary voice of the civil rights movement, and William F. Buckley Jr., a fierce critic of the movement and America’s most influential conservative intellectual. The stage was set for an epic confrontation that pitted Baldwin’s call for a moral revolution in race relations against Buckley’s unabashed elitism and implicit commitment to white supremacy. This historic clash reveals the deep roots and lasting legacy of racial conflict that continues to haunt America.

TimeLine is thrilled to partner with the internationally acclaimed company the american vicarious and The Theatre School at DePaul University—the Midwest’s leading theatre conservatory and the alma mater of TimeLine’s founders—to present this theatrical event at DePaul’s Cortelyou Commons, which replicates the Cambridge Union where the original debate was held. It will be an immersive, site-specific production tailor-made for Chicago.

Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley will feature Teagle F. Bougere as Baldwin and Eric T. Miller as Buckley in the cast. Additional casting and production team members are to be announced.

Debate: Baldwin vs. Buckley runs January 29 – March 2, 2025 at DePaul University’s Cortelyou Commons, 2324 N. Fremont St., Chicago

Rich with culinary tradition and dramatic twists, Dhaba on Devon Avenue serves up a searing Chicago-set story of family, legacy, and survival at all costs.

Dhaba Canteen has been a stalwart institution on Chicago’s Devon Avenue since the ‘60s, serving up delicious Sindhi food with the power to transport diners back to the halcyon days of undivided India. Times are changing, however. With the bank threatening foreclosure and Chef Neeraj’s health in decline, the restaurant may soon be cooking up its last meal—unless sous chef Rita can convince her father to let her take over the kitchen.

Dhaba on Devon Avenue was previously presented at TimeLine in a one-night-only reading as part of the company’s TimePieces Play Reading series in June 2022. Acclaimed director Chay Yew makes his TimeLine directorial debut with this production.

Dhaba on Devon Avenue runs June 19 – July 27, 2025 at Writers Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe