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History: It’s complicated

When I tell new friends or extended family that I’m a history PhD, they unfailingly ask: “So do you love Downton Abbey?” or “What do you think of Hamilton?” You’re a historian, so you must like historical drama. I mean, obviously! The “Oslo” dramaturgy team (from left): Maren Robinson, Deborah Blumenthal, and Holly Dayton. It makes sense: These are the touchstones most people have for historical events nowadays. But the truth is that I have ...
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OSLO: Additional Resources

Fascinated by the people, themes, and content of Oslo? Longing to learn more? We’ve got you. Dig deeper into the world in and around Oslo with these additional materials to read and watch. PUBLICATIONS From Oslo to Jerusalem: The Palestinian Story of the Secret Negotiations by ...
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Our largest production to date

I am so pleased to celebrate the opening night of our first production of the 2019-20 Season, J.T. Rogers’ Oslo. Whether you’ve followed our work in Chicago for years, or are coming across a TimeLine production for the first time, we are delighted to introduce ...
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A conversation with J.T. Rogers

During rehearsals for Oslo, director Nick Bowling (NB) spoke with playwright J.T. Rogers (JTR) about his award-winning play, the real people who inspired it, that dinner with President Bill Clinton, and much more! (NB) First of all, I want to start by saying how excited ...
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Living History: Year in review

Currently wrapping up its 12th season, TimeLine’s Living History Education Program has quickly grown from a handful of classroom residencies in a select few schools to having a presence in numerous schools throughout Chicago; several student matinees at our Wellington space per season; and last ...
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A TOO HEAVY Goodbye: Closing thoughts from Jalen Gilbert

Jalen Gilbert It’s with a heavy heart that we are saying goodbye to Too Heavy for your Pocket, closing out our 22nd season on June 29. Earlier during the run, we met the four actors bringing this story to life, and here at the end after a 10-week run, we’re catching up with the same extraordinary folks to see what’s changed between then and now. Here are a few final thoughts from Jalen Gilbert, who ...
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Announcing the architect for our new home

The momentum continues! Preliminary rendering by HGA of TimeLine’s new home in the Uptown neighborhood TimeLine is pleased to announce that HGA has been selected as the architect for the company’s new home at 5033-35 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. Once completed, the ...
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