Chicago Premiere

September 10 - October 20, 2019

“A riveting political thriller.”
— Associated Press

Don’t miss TimeLine’s Chicago premiere of the 2017 Tony Award® winner for Best Play—a remarkable story about the unlikely friendships, quiet heroics, and sheer determination that pushed two foes to reach something neither thought truly possible—peace.

When the Israeli prime minister and the chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization shook hands on the White House lawn in 1993, the world had no idea what it took to orchestrate that momentous occasion. Behind the scenes, a Norwegian diplomat and her social scientist husband hatched an intricate, top secret, and sometimes comical scheme to gather an unexpected assortment of players at an idyllic estate just outside Oslo. Far from any international glare, mortal enemies were able to face each other not as adversaries, but as fellow human beings.

J.T. Roger’s’ Oslo is a humorous, surprising, and inspiring true story about the people inside politics, and the incredible progress that is possible when we focus on what makes us human—together.

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Chicago Premiere

Monday, October 14, 2019 at 7 p.m.

A one-night-only Chicago premiere reading!

Chicago Tribune presents this exclusive reading, which is produced by TimeLine Theatre Company and directed by TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers.

One Giant Leap weaves together transcripts of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, news coverage from the period, and excerpts from interviews with the men and women involved in the landing. Some of the characters include Michael Collins, the astronaut who flew the command module while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the moon; Margaret Hamilton, the computer scientist who led NASA’s team of software engineers; John Wolfram, a Navy frogman who recovered the capsule after the three astronauts splashed down; and John Noble Wilford, a reporter who covered the race to the moon.

The cast features Janet Ulrich Brooks, Francis Guinan, Anish Jethmalani, Ora Jones, Alka Nayyar, Mike Nussbaum, Bri Sudia, and Hamilton Chicago’s Miguel Cervantes.

The evening will also include a special appearance by Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones.

The reading will happen on the stage of the Broadway Playhouse, the current home of TimeLine’s Chicago premiere of J.T. Rogers’ Oslo.

Blood and Gifts

Chicago Premiere

Apr 30, 2013 - Jul 28, 2013

This spy thriller—named one of the Top 10 plays of 2011 by The New York Times — goes deep inside the secret United States intrigue that powered the Soviet-Afghan War of the 1980s. A CIA operative struggles against conditions on the ground and politics in the halls of Washington to stop the Soviet Army’s destruction of Afghanistan. As alliances shift and the outcome of the Cold War appears to hang in the balance, he and an Afghan warlord find that the only one they can trust is each other. This bold new play unmasks the actions of men behind one of recent history’s greatest events — the repercussions of which still shape our lives.