TimeLine Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of In Darfur by , directed by TimeLine Nick Bowling, January 22 March 20, 2011 (previews through ) at TimeLine Theatre, .
Originally commissioned by the Guthrie Theatre and the Minneapolis Playwright’s Centre and informed by the playwright’s first-hand experiences accompanying Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist in Sudan, In Darfur is a provocative account unfolding amidst the horrors of genocide. In a camp for internally displaced persons in Darfur, three lives intertwine â€” an aid worker trying to save lives, a Darfuri woman searching for safety and a journalist who believes that one front page-story can help stop the madness. Together they tell an intense, inspired-by-real-life story that demands international attention.
“TimeLine is honored to bring Winter Miller’s urgent, provocative and must-see play to Chicago for the first time,” said TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers. “Winter’s script is one of the most daring and theatrical I have come across, and I expect it will prompt more discussion and inspire more action than any of TimeLine’s previous 45 productions. Director Nick Bowling is sure to create for our audience a theatrical experience they won’t soon forget.”
The cast of In Darfur features Tyla Abercrumbie, Kelli Simpkins, Gregory Isaac, Eddie Jordan III, Mildred Marie Langford, Brian-Alwyn Newland and Ebony Wimbs.
Â In Darfur is supported in part by The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.
Preview performances of In Darfur are Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21 at 8 p.m. The play opens on Saturday, January 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, January 23 at 2 p.m. and then runs Wednesdays (3/2, 3/9 and 3/16 only) and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through March 20, 2011.
POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS: Free post-show discussions led by a TimeLine Company Member and featuring the production dramaturg and members of the cast on Thursdays, January 27 and February 3, 10, 17 and 24; Sundays, January 30 and February 6 and 20; and Wednesday, March 2.
Tickets are $28 (Wednesday â€“ Friday) or $38 (Saturday & Sunday). Preview tickets are $18. Student discount is $10 off the regular ticket price with valid ID. Group rates for groups of 10 or more are available. Advance purchase is recommended as performances may sell out.
TimeLine Theatre is located at 615 W. Wellington Ave., inside the Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ building, near the corner of Wellington and Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood.