TimeLine Theatre Company Announces 25th Anniversary Season

Sep 24, 2021
Timeline Theatre Company in Chicago

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, announced that it will celebrate its 25th Anniversary season with a return to live productions starting in January 2022.

The company's 2021-22 subscription season will feature two previously announced productions that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but that continue to offer poignant and timely reflections on today's social and political issues: the world premiere of a new play developed through TimeLine's Playwrights Collective, plus an award-winning Chicago premiere.

TimeLine's 2021-22 subscription season includes two riveting plays that link past, present and future:

The world premiere of Relentless by TimeLine Company Member Tyla Abercrumbie, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson, previously scheduled to conclude TimeLine's 2019-20 season. Set just over 100 years ago in 1919, Relentless weaves a complicated tale of family, legacy, and progress and features characters who have weathered a great deal-revolution, change, even a pandemic-in ways that we see mirrored in our present day.

The Chicago premiere of The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh, directed by Helen Young, previously scheduled last spring as part of TimeLine's shuttered 2020-21 season. This piercing and darkly poetic portrait of the United States as seen through the eyes of the first Chinese woman to come here illuminates the roots of the prejudice, bigotry, and hate facing today's Asian American and Pacific Islander community and inspires us to see and understand each other anew.

Both productions will be presented at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., in Chicago. This alternate location was chosen to best support current COVID-19 safety protocols for audiences, artists, and staff.