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Oct 20
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Theatre & Performing Arts

Lifeline Theatre Presents Whose Body?

Lifeline Theatre presents Whose Body?, the first production of the 2019-2020 season, September 6 – October 27. Ensemble member Frances Limoncelli, adaptor of 2009’s Busman’s Honeymoon (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), 2006’s Gaudy Night (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), and 2004’s Strong Poison (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation), teams up with Jess Hutchinson, director of 2019’s The Man Who Was Thursday, to re-explore this beloved and charming whodunit for a new generation. When a dead body turns up in a bathtub wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez, amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey assigns himself to the case. However, when the mystery becomes labyrinthine he enlists the help of close friend Inspector Parker to follow his only lead, a teaching hospital near the scene of the crime. Could it be a harmless prank by a medical student or something more sinister? Follow the clues and uncover the truth in this beloved 1923 whodunit by Dorothy L. Sayers. The production runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission. The novel will be on sale in the lobby.

Whose Body? runs September 6 – October 27 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, Sept.15 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Sept.16 at
7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, September 6 and 13 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, September 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, September 8 at 4 p.m.).

Regular performance times (September 19 – October 27) are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 4 p.m. Ticket prices are $45 for regular single tickets, $20 for active and retired military personnel (with ID), $35 for seniors, $20 for students (with ID), $20 for rush tickets (available half hour before show time, subject to availability), and $20 for previews. Group rate for 12 or more is available upon request. Tickets may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.

Accessible Performances: The Sunday, Sept. 29, 4 p.m. performance and the Friday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. performances will feature open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The Saturday, Sept. 28, 4 p.m. performance will feature a pre-show touch tour of the set at 2:30 p.m. and live audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For more information about Lifeline’s accessibility services, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator Erica Foster at 773.761.4477 x703 or at access@lifelinetheatre.com.

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