A special post show discussion with Northwestern University lecturer Bill Savage and the play’s adaptor John Hildreth and director Kevin Theis will follow the 5:30 p.m. showing of “The Sirens of Titan”.
Lifeline Theatre’s current production of Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi classic, “The Sirens of Titan” continues through April 3, 2005.
More on the “The Sirens of Titan”, Kurt Vonnegut, and Bill Savage…
“The Sirens of Titan” is a science fiction story of Martian invasions, mind-control, and journeys from Earth to Mars to Mercury to the moon Titan in Vonnegut’s scathingly funny satire on luck, religion, power and the meaning behind human existence.
Kurt Vonnegut was born in 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He published his first novel Player Piano in 1952. “The Sirens of Titan” was written in 1959. Cat’s Cradle followed in 1962, to great critical praise. His work includes Breakfast of Champions, Welcome to the Monkey House, and Slaughterhouse-Five.
Bill Savage, from the English Department at Northwestern University, wrote his Ph.D. on Chicago writer Nelson Algren. Savage’s research focuses on aspects of material literary culture, the divide between high and low literature, and genre. His latest publication was an essay on The Simpsons in the collection Leaving Springfield: The Simpsons and the Possibilities of an Oppositional Culture. He co-edited 50th Anniversary editions of Algren’s The Man with the Golden Arm (which includes an essay by Kurt Vonnegut) and Chicago: City on the Make.
$24 for adults
$18 for students and seniors with valid identification
$18 for groups of 12 or more
12 rush tickets available 1/2 hour prior to performance when seats are available
For more information contact Dorothy Milne at (773) 262-3790.