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A hysterical look at the underbelly of politics, told through two founders of “fake news.”

Historical moments related to Campaigns, Inc.


The Journey from THE JUNGLE to "The Swamp"

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 7:30pm - 9pm (CDT) we held a live conversation inspired by TimeLine’s world premiere production of CAMPAIGNS, INC. by Will Allan, directed by Nick Bowling. Even though the production has been postponed, we can still start the conversation! Set in 1934, CAMPAIGNS, INC. is a hysterical and jaw-dropping inside look at the underbelly of politics through the lens of two of the undeniable founders of “fake news.” This live virtual event featured playwright Will Allan, dramaturg Maren Robinson and special guest Jessica Lee (Snopes.com) in a panel discussion exploring a notable early example of “fake news” and how we got from there to today’s political climate. Introduced by director Nick Bowling and moderated by TimeLine Company Member Anish Jethmalani, the event when aired featured scenes from the play performed by members of the original cast. Due to our agreement with Actors' Equity Association, however, those scenes have been removed from this version of the broadcast.

Discussions & Events

  • Beyond the 'Line: CAMPAIGNS, INC.
    Tuesday, October 13 & Tuesday, October 20 from 6pm - 7:30 pm (CDT)

    Explore media manipulation and fake news both past and present in this two-part workshop.

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  • The Journey from THE JUNGLE to "The Swamp"
    Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30pm

    A live virtual event with scenes from CAMPAIGNS, INC. and conversation on the play’s themes.

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  • CAMPAIGNS, INC. Take Home Wine Tasting
    Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm

    Join BottlesUp! and TimeLine for a wine tasting in honor of Campaigns, Inc.

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