TimeLine Theatre Company plans to stage three Chicago premieres in addition to its season opener, a previously announced revival of Arthur Miller's The Price featuring Mike Nussbaum, as part of its 2015–16 season.
The Price, to be directed by Louis Contey (the helmer of TimeLine's current repertory of two of Richard Nelson's Apple Family Plays, also featuring Nussbaum), is set to run from August to November. It will overlap with the October–December Chicago premiere of Spill, about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project).
Ron OJ Parson will direct the Chicago premiere of Sunset Baby, a drama by Dominique Morisseau (Detroit ’67) about a woman reuniting with her estranged father; it will run from January to April. Finally, Nick Bowling will stage the first announced U.S. production of Chimerica, British playwright Lucy Kirkwood's hit about a photojournalist trying to locate the subject of his iconic Tiananmen Square protest shot. My colleagues at Time Out London named it the best play of 2013; TimeLine's production will run May–July 2016. Spill will be produced at Stage 773, with the season's three other plays taking place at TimeLine's Wellington Avenue home base.