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Middle Passage The Short List (Theater) Recommended Image Closing (Theater and Galleries) Canceled

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 5 2020

UPDATE Friday, March 13: this event has been postponed. Contact box office for information.


Charles Johnson's 1990 National Book Award-winning novel about Rutherford Calhoun, a newly freed slave from Illinois in New Orleans who stows away on an outbound boat to avoid an unwanted marriage, only to find himself on a slave ship bound for Africa, comes to Lifeline in an adaptation by David Barr III and Lifeline artistic director Ilesa Duncan, who also directs. The show was previously presented under the title Rutherford's Travels at Pegasus Theatre Chicago in 2016. Michael Morrow plays Rutherford, and the cast includes Lifeline regulars Patrick Blashill and Christopher Hainsworth. The performance on Saturday, 2/29 at 4 PM is audio described and features a touch tour for the visually impaired at 2:30 PM. The performances on Sunday, 3/4 at 4 PM and Friday 3/27 at 7:30 PM are open captioned.

Price: $25 previews, $45 regular run ($35 seniors, $20 students and rush)

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