„The City & The City” on stage

    The City and The CityFrom now on until April 7th, “The City & The City”, China Miéville’s novel successful is entitled, for the first time, for an adaptation on stage!
    Attention … The City is Chicago. The Theatre is Lifeline. Lifeline Theatre specializes in original literary adaptations. Its ensemble of artists uses imaginative, unconventional staging to portray sprawling stories in an intimate space.

    On March 16th, the author himself will be present to interact with the public, especially since he apparently recently moved from London to Chicago.

    Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad is assigned to a seemingly open-and-shut case: an American student found dead in the gutters of the city of Beszel. But soon this deceptively simple crime reveals ties to powerful political and corporate factions at the heart of both Beszel and its twin city, Ul Qoma. Forced to cross the divide between two city-states coexisting in the same geographical space yet separated by irreconcilable cultural differences, Borlú must bring to justice the mastermind of the most unusual and dangerous case of his career. A thrilling crime story set in a location both fantastical and eerily real, in a world premiere adaptation.”

    The City and the City_Lifeline Theatre_ChicagoLifeline Theatre welcomes China Miéville on Saturday, March 16th 2013 for a book signing event in the lobby at 7pm, and a conversation with the audience, cast, and production team immediately following the 8pm performance. The book signing and talkbacks are free events and copies of The City & The City will be on sale.

    China Miéville is the author of several books, including Railsea, Un Lun Dun, Perdido Street Station, The City & The City, Kraken, and Embassytown. His works have won the Hugo, the British Science Fiction Award (twice), the Arthur C. Clarke Award (three times), and the World Fantasy Award. He recently moved from London to Chicago.

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