**** Recommended **** There are 864 pages in Leo Tolstoy’s novel, “Anna Karenina”, so I had to wonder how anyone could adapt it into a 2 or 2 ½ hour stage play. I also knew that if anyone could do it, it would be the folks at Lifeline Theatre, since that’s what they do. Time after time! Jessica Wright Buha’s adaptation is dramatic, intelligent, true to the story and very stage-worthy. I really enjoyed it. 4 Spotlights
“Anna Karenina” runs through April 8th at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 Glenwood Ave., Chicago. Free parking with shuttle service to the theater is available at Sullivan High School (6631 N. Bosworth Ave), in the lot located on Greenwood Ave. just south of North Shore Ave.
Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 4:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 4:00 pm. Tickets range from $20-$40. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.