Feb 7: TimePieces Play Reading - An Experiment with an Air Pump
TimeLine Theatre's TimePieces Play Reading Series presents An Experiment with an Air Pump
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.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
at TimeLine Theatre | 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
An Experiment with an Air Pump
by Shelagh Stephenson
directed by TimeLine Company Member Mechelle Moe
On the eve of a new century in 1799, a Northern English house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance, and farcical amateur dramatics. And in a present-day world of scientific chaos and genetic engineering, the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years. The New York Times wrote that An Experiment with an Air Pump explores “such provocative concerns as the state of medical ethics, passion versus love, the evolving role of women and the aims of science at the dawning of eras nearly 200 years apart … suggesting that while the machinery has evolved, human impulses have changed not one whit.”
The cast includes Anish Jethmalani, Travis Turner, Rob Fagin, Ashley Hicks, TimeLine Associate Artist Danica Monroe, Sadieh Rifai, and Olivia Shine.
FREE but registration is strongly recommended. Space is limited. Reserve seats online here or call (773) 281-8483 x6.
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