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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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Flashback Friday: The CARDBOARD PIANO Lobby Experience

At TimeLine, we explore today’s issues through the lens of our past (it’s sort of our thing!). As we explore the themes of each play and the real-world issues that connect to it, we extend the TimeLine experience past the edge of the stage and into our lobby, with an interactive and informative display that lets audience members dig a little deeper. And the lobby for our last production, the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, ...
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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Cage Sebastian Pierre

  Cage Sebastian Pierre Midway through the run of Too Heavy for your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. Be sure to also read our first three interviews with Jennifer Latimore, Ayanna Bria ...
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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Jalen Gilbert

Jalen Gilbert Midway through the run of Too Heavy for your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. Be sure to read our first two interviews with Jennifer Latimore and Ayanna Bria Bakari. Our ...
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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Ayanna Bria Bakari

Ayanna Bria Bakari Midway through the run of Too Heavy for your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. You can read our first interview with Jennifer Latimore, who plays Sally-Mae Carter, here. Next ...
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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Jennifer Latimore

  Jennifer Latimore Mid-way through the run of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. Our first interview is with Jennifer Latimore, who portrays Sally-Mae Carter. Tell us the ...
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