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TimeLine Theatre Company 2015-2016 Season to Include Three Chicago Premieres

New plays from writers of The Laramie Project and Detroit '67 are planned.

A new play by Detroit '67 playwright Dominique Morisseau will see its Chicago premiere at TimeLine Theatre this season.
(© Joseph Moran)

Chicago's TimeLine Theatre Company has announced its 2015-16 season, which will include three plays new to Chicago and the return of actor Mike Nussbaum.

A previously announced production of Arthur Miller's The Price will kick off the season in August. TimeLine Associate Artist Louis Contey will direct a cast that features beloved Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum. This play about two estranged brothers who meet to sort through and sell their late father's belongings will be presented as part of a nationwide commemoration of Miller's 100th birthday.

The Chicago premiere of Spill, a new play written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski, the head writer of The Laramie Project, and created in collaboration with Reeva Wortel, will play October-December of 2015. The work, which had its world premiere at Louisiana State University's Swine Palace in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is developed from hundreds of interviews with those affected by the 2010 BP oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.

Another Chicago premiere, Sunset Baby, by Detroit '67 playwright Dominique Morisseau will be directed by TimeLine Associate Artist Ron OJ Parson from January-April 2016. The play is described as "a compelling look at family, generational conflict, and survival."

The season's final announced offering is the first planned United States production of the widely acclaimed 2014 Laurence Olivier Award winner Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood. Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling will direct the production, which is set to run May-July 2016. In the play, a photojournalist searches for the truth about the mysterious "Tank Man," who emerged as a hero following China's Tiananmen Square pro-democracy rally.