June 4: TimePieces Play Reading - Lions and Tigers

05.31.2018 12:00:00
TimeLine Theatre's TimePieces Play Reading Series presents Lions and Tigers
TimePieces is TimeLine Theatre's ongoing series of one-night only presentations designed to extend their mission beyond the four subscription series productions they offer each season. The 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 (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. 

Monday, June 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
at Stage 773 | 1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657

Lions and Tigers
By Tanika Gupta
Directed by Associate Aritst Anish Jethmalani

Based on the true story of her great uncle and freedom fighter Dinesh Gupta, Lions and Tigers is a new play by leading playwright Tanika Gupta. This dramatically relevant and authentic story charts Dinesh Gupta's emotional and political awakening as this extraordinary 19-year-old pits himself against the British Raj. Culminating in actions that shook the foundations of the British Empire, Lions and Tigers challenges our assumptions about Indian independence and offers new insights into the battles between the British lions and Bengal tigers, and the lives of the ordinary men and women struggling to achieve freedom. 

Featuring Associate Artist Dennis William Grimes, Andy Nagraj, Bilal Dardai, Owais Ahmed, Johann George, Kamal Joseph Hans, Nina Jayashankar, Murtaza Kapasi, Ronnie Malley, Alka Nayyar, Siddhartha Rajan, Associate Artist Mark Richard, and Priyank Thakkar. 

Dramaturg: Maren Robinson
Stage Manager: Katie Klemme 

FREE but registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited. Reserve seats online here or call (773) 281-8483 x6.

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