Terry Pratchett’s satirical novel “Monstrous Regiment,” adapted by Christopher Hainsworth, opened at the Lifeline Theatre in June of 2014. Reviews for the show were overwhelmingly positive and the show was Jeff Recommended. Originally slated to close on July 20, 2014, “Monstrous Regiment” was extended due to popular demand and ran through August 3rd, enjoying sell-out houses throughout the run.
Some review excerpts below:
“★★★★ The best thing about Hainsworth’s script and director Kevin Theis’ crackerjack staging is that it manages to fully inhabit the realm of the ridiculous while tipping its hat to Pratchett’s essentially humanist/feminist concerns…If there has been a more accomplished comedic ensemble on a Chicago stage this year, I’ve not seen it.” – Chicago Tribune
“★★★★ Monstrous Regiment’s greatest achievement is the speed with which it immerses you in its universe…Combined with spectacular costumes and spot-on physical comedy, it’s immediately understandable and entertaining.” – Time Out Chicago