The Tiger Among Us
Playwright Lauren Yee and director Lavina Jadhwani join members of the cast for a post-show discussion at the 2014 TimePieces reading of THE TIGER AMONG US.
TimePieces is TimeLine’s series of one-night only presentations designed to extend our mission beyond the four subscription series productions we offer each season.

This play reading series offers audiences a chance to hear new or rarely produced plays inspired by history that connect with today’s social and political issues.

Each play reading is FREE (although donations are accepted) and includes a brief post-show discussion to give the audience a chance to reflect on the piece and the themes and issues it presents.

Reservations are strongly recommended for all TimePieces presentations, as seating is limited. For information and to request reservations, please email the TimeLine Box Office or call 773.281.8463 x6.

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Save the date! Our next TimePieces reading will be on Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm.

by Mohammad Yaghoubi
directed by Hamid Dehghani
Tuesday, July 25 at 7pm
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago

Shiva wakes up to find she has been asleep for three years. During that time, the world around her changed drastically. It’s Iran in 1980 and she has just slept through the Islamic Revolution. For the next ten years, Shiva continues to sleep for years at a time. Each time she wakes up there’s a new change in her country that she has to try to grasp. Meanwhile, a playwright creating Shiva’s story begins to receive phone calls threatening her life.

One of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years, A Moment of Silence is a surreal, poetic, and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.

The reading will run about 90 minutes, with no intermission.

Featuring Owais Ahmed, Isabel Alamin, Victoria Nassof, Jonathan Shaboo, Shadee Vossoughi, and Hadar Zusman, with stage directions read by Joan Nahid. Stage Managed by Caitlin Body with Dramaturgy by Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel.

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Previously this season …

by Madhuri Shekar
directed by Lavina Jadhwani
Tuesday, June 27 at 7pm
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago

Dhaba Canteen has been a Devon Avenue institution since the 1980s, with their delicious Sindhi food transporting you back to the halcyon days of undivided India. Now, the Chicago restaurant is on the verge of foreclosure. And the family that owns it is ready to go to war over its fate.

Featuring TimeLine Company Member Anish Jethmalani, with Neil Bhandari, Krystal Ortiz, Rasika Ranganathan, Preeti Thaker, and stage directions read by Karina Patel.

by Tori Sampson

directed by Tiffany Fulson
Monday, September 19, 2022 at 7pm
TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago

On the day of a much-anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?

Featuring Saran Bakari, Quenna Lené Barrett, Danyelle Monson, and Brittany Yvonne Stokes, with stage directions read by Jordan Sanders.

TimePieces Archive

See below for information about past seasons of TimePieces.

2019-2020 TimePieces

2018-2019 TimePieces

2017-2018 TimePieces

2016-2017 TimePieces

2015-2016 TimePieces

2014-2015 TimePieces

2013-2014 TimePieces

2012-2013 TimePieces

2011-2012 TimePieces

2010-2011 TimePieces

2009-2010 TimePieces

2008-2009 TimePieces

2007-2008 TimePieces