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First Rehearsal: CARDBOARD PIANO

A first look at Hansol Jung's CARDBOARD PIANO, coming to TimeLine January 9 - March 17, 2019.


The Chicago premiere of CARDBOARD PIANO by Hansol Jung begins performances January 9, 2019. Directed by Mechelle Moe, this beautiful play that explores the human capacity for hatred, forgiveness, and love features Adia Alli, Kai Ealy, Kearstyn Keller, and Freedom Martin.


Chris (Kearstyn Keller) tells soldier Pika (Freedom Martin) that she might know a way to help fix his broken soul.


Chris (Kearstyn Keller) and Adiel (Adia Alli) discuss their options now that their secret might be out.

Discussions & Events

  • MyLine Preview Pizza Party: CARDBOARD PIANO
    Thursday, January 10 at 6:45 pm

    Pizza, drinks and a special pre-show discussion before CARDBOARD PIANO.

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  • Opening Night Celebration: CARDBOARD PIANO
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

    Opening Night for this Chicago premiere, the third production of our 2018-19 Season.

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  • CARDBOARD PIANO: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

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

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  • CARDBOARD PIANO: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

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

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  • CARDBOARD PIANO: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, February 10

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

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  • Open Captioned Performance of CARDBOARD PIANO
    Saturday, February 16 at 4:00 pm

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

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  • CARDBOARD PIANO: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, February 24

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

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