World Premiere

April 25 – July 1, 2018

“Everything in the world, that all just rushing right past you, like you a signpost stuck straight in the ground.”

Inspired by true events, this compelling new play exposes a flawed law enforcement operation that walks the line between good intentions and deceit, testing the bonds of a family and community. In a low-income, residential neighborhood of Milwaukee, Terry Kilbourn has just begun a new job passing out flyers for a discount warehouse. When his bosses start asking more of him, the stakes rise quickly and his loved ones begin to question what is really going on. This play’s vibrant mix of family, romance, and danger swirls with mysteries about who to trust and what to believe. And its story confronts society’s fluid definition of justice—and the truth about who benefits from it.

This world premiere is the first play to be produced that was written and developed through TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective, launched in 2013 to support Chicago-based playwrights in residence and create new work centered on TimeLine’s mission.

Runs approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including one intermission

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Production Team


* 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

Discussions & Events

  • MyLine Preview Pizza Party: TO CATCH A FISH
    Thursday, April 26 at 6:45 pm

    Pizza, drinks and a special pre-show discussion before TO CATCH A FISH.

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  • Opening Night Celebration: TO CATCH A FISH
    May 3, 2018 at 7:30pm

    This World Premiere is the final production of our 2017-18 Season.

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  • TO CATCH A FISH: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

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

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  • TO CATCH A FISH: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, May 20

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

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  • Open Captioned Performance of TO CATCH A FISH
    Saturday, June 2 at 4:00 pm

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

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  • TO CATCH A FISH: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into TO CATCH A FISH with members of the production team.

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  • TO CATCH A FISH: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, June 10

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

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