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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.

Runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission

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Cast

Production Team

Understudies

* Member of Actors Equity Association

# Member of United Scenic Artists

~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

+ TimeLine Company Member

^ TimeLine Associate Artist

§ TimeLine Playwrights Collective

Reviews

  • Associated Press

    “A riveting political thriller.”

    —Jennifer Farrar

  • The New York Times

    “The stuff of crackling theater.”

    —Ben Brantley

  • Variety

    “Gripping, compelling, and compulsively watchable.”

    —Marilyn Stasio

  • New York Daily News

    “Smart, touching and spiked with spy-novel tension and wry humor”

    —Joe Dziemianowicz

  • The Independent

    “Fast-paced and quick-witted”

    —Paul Taylor

  • Washington Post

    “Its account of intractable foes finding common ground is irresistible and, ultimately, deeply moving.”

    —Peter Marks

Discussions & Events

  • OSLO Starts Performances
    September 10, 2019

    The first performance of OSLO, kicking off TimeLine’s 2019-20 season.

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  • Open Captioned Performance of OSLO
    Various dates

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • OSLO: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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  • OSLO: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into this production with members of the production team.

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  • OSLO: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, October 6 at 4:45pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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  • OSLO: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, October 13 at 4:45pm

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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