The Crucible

Oct 9, 2001 - Nov 25, 2001

Faith, Fear, Lust and Longing combust in Arthur Miller’s retelling of one of the strangest and most horrible chapters of American history – the Salem Witch Trials. Jeff Citation winning director Nick Bowling returns to TimeLine to illuminate the tale of a repressed town plunged into deadly panic and a family fighting to stand up for the truth at any cost.

The Seagull

May 5, 2001 - Jun 3, 2001

Despite the dark subject matters in his plays, Chekhov was a writer of comedies, not dramas. His plays were meant to be satires of the Russian experience. In writing for the turn of the century Russian audience, THE SEAGULL remains peppered with what could be called inside jokes. Chekhov hoped to show his people that as much as they complained about their unhappiness they were just as much the cause of it.

This intriguing story is presented by two of the greatest minds the theatre has ever known, Anton Chekhov and Tom Stoppard. The collaboration spans generations and produces a gem of a play.

Streeterville

World Premiere

Feb 15, 2001 - Mar 18, 2001

On July 10, 1886 Cap Streeter and his wife Maria were returning to Chicago from Milwaukee in their steamboat, The Reutan, when they crashed into a sandbar just off the shore at the end of East Superior Street. He eventually laid claim to the 186 acres of beach bounded by Erie Street to the south, Oak Street to the north, St. Clair Street to the west, and Lake Michigan to the east. Cap’s notable neighbors did not agree that the land Cap claimed was his for the taking. Although Cap lost the the land, he left present day Chicagoans a legacy – the name of the Streeterville neighborhood and a wildly colorful story.

Not About Nightingales

Midwest Premiere

Oct 17, 2000 - Dec 3, 2000

A Cry of Players

Feb 29, 2000 - Apr 9, 2000

Meet the young Will Shakespeare – a strong willed, impulsive young man with a fiery tongue, an eye for the town tarts and a penchant for poaching. At 19 years old, he is struggling between his role as a husband and father and the desire to follow his dreams. Fate finds Will in the form of a roaming troupe of actors who tempt him away from his familiar security toward a destiny that will prove greater than his hopes can conceive.

To Live as Variously as Possible

World Premiere

Nov 15, 1999 - Dec 14, 1999

A theatrical celebration of the life and work of gay poet Frank O’Hara, the center of a dazzling array of painters, dancers and writers that exploded onto the New York scene in the 1950s. Using poems letters and stories by and about O’Hara, TO LIVE AS VARIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE captures a vibrant moment in time through the exuberant eye of this wonderfully accessible and influential poet.

Gaslight

Oct 19, 1999 - Nov 21, 1999

No End of Blame

Feb 18, 1999 - Mar 28, 1999

Summit Conference

Apr 16, 1998 - May 24, 1998