From the French bistro where Julia Child fell in love with food, to the kitchen table where she recreated everything learned during cooking class, to a room where her husband Paul was grilled by U.S. agents about alleged Communist contact, To Master the Art is the story of a larger-than-life culinary icon and her remarkable spouse as they struggle to find themselves as Americans abroad.
Commissioned by TimeLine in 2008, To Master the Art received its world premiere at TimeLine in 2010, selling out its eight-week run within days and receiving more than 20 rave reviews and five Jeff Award nominations, including New Work and Production. The production was remounted in 2013 at the Broadway Playhouse via the Chicago Commercial Collective, Broadway In Chicago, and producers Brian Loevner and Aurélia F. Cohen. The video that will stream during this remote viewing run was filmed during the 2013 production.
Patrons in Chicago and beyond are able to purchase tickets for a specific date and time, just like a live performance; however, they will have a one-week window starting with that performance date to complete their one-time viewing. One hour before curtain time for their purchased performance, ticketholders will receive a link and password, which will expire seven days later.
Remote view tickets go on sale Monday, May 4 at 12 p.m. for $15 or $25 (pay-what-you-will, inclusive of all ticketing fees), for performances running Tuesday, May 12 through Sunday, June 7, 2020.
Tickets are organized similar to a regular performance schedule: Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Patrons are then able to stream their performance anytime within a one-week window that begins with the performance date and time purchased. Only 99 tickets are available for each streamed performance, reflecting the number of seats in TimeLine’s theatre.
With the flexibility to complete their viewing within one week, patrons are encouraged to purchase for the earliest date available to ensure that as many people as possible will have an opportunity to enjoy this production.
For remote view tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com or call the TimeLine Box Office at (773) 281-8463 x6. Please note that TimeLine’s Box Office is currently working remotely and staff may need to return messages rather than answer calls directly.