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Deconstruct Themes of Law, Chaos, and Good Versus Evil at The Man Who Was Thursday

This Friday, Lifeline Theatre presents The Man Who Was Thursday, adapted by Bilal Dardai and directed by Jess Hutchinson. Dardai and Hutchinson return to G.K. Chesterton’s 1908 satire after having first mounted it at New Leaf Theatre in 2009 to re-explore this absurdist tale of identity and intrigue for a new decade. Check it out on February 15th beginning at 7:30 p.m.!

A shadowy cabal of anarchists has risen in London and Scotland Yard is determined to bring them down. When Gabriel Syme joins the undercover detail tasked with infiltrating the anarchists' operations, he soon finds himself sitting on their Supreme Council with the code name "Thursday." But as Syme unearths the Council's true nature, it becomes clear that no one in this battle between law and chaos is as they seem.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox.” The Man Who Was Thursday, one of Chesterton’s most prolific works, speaks to two of the author’s most deeply researched theological mysteries: the freedom of the will and the existence of massive, irrational evil.

Challenge all assumptions and uncover the truth in this absorbing adaptation of the 1908 satire by G. K. Chesterton. Tickets to the February 15th production of The Man Who Was Thursday are $40 and may be purchased via www.lifelinetheatre.com. The production runs approximately 2 hours with an intermission. The novel will be on sale in the lobby of the theatre.

444 Social Luxury Apartments, an extraordinary blend of comfortable and convenient apartments in Lincolnshire, Illinois, would like to remind our friends and neighbors of this event! Make the most out of your free time and check it out before it’s too late.

Event Time/Date:
Friday, February 15, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Lifeline Theatre
6912 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60626

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