Art-021709-v1

Art

Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

38 ratings
4.4 average rating
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5 reviews
9 stars
attended May 02 2009

At this point in the run, the cast has really become unit. The relationships between the characters were clearly defined and the actors fit their parts perfectly. The... continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 26 2009

Great acting, very funny in parts, time went by very quickly. Small theater so all seats good.

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3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

There wasn't any sign of a real friendship between the characters which was needed for this type of play. Individually the performances were good but altogether they subtracted from the play.

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27 reviews
19 stars
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14 reviews
10 stars
attended Jun 04 2009

This was my first visit to Chicago and I have to say that the theatre scene there is astounding. I enjoyed the intimacy of the theatre. I found the play to be thought... continued

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11 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 10 2009

As good as the first time I saw it in VO.

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7 reviews
2 stars
attended May 16 2009

Both I and my partner thought that the show was terrific. The acting was outstanding and play itself was moving and thought provoking. The 80 minutes went by quickly and... continued

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7 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 08 2009

wanted to see this on broadway... so glad i caught it here. an intimate theatre, and clever set design added to the experience. the actors succeeded at moving the audience to laughter, empathy, and to think!
bravo!!

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Mar 15 2009

Clever, clever, clever - wonderfully witty script and great performances from the actors.

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5 reviews
44 stars
attended Mar 06 2009

This play was so simple, yet extremely complex. Brilliantly done. Highly recommended and very entertaining.

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended May 22 2009

This was a fine production and worth the time and money. It is worth going to see Joe Dempsey's role of Yvan. The play itself is a bit pointless, or maybe dated.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 19 2009

"Art" was certainly a more profound production than I thought it would be; the humor was there, but mainly to lighten the mood associated with watching the... continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 02 2009

An engaging and thought-provoking drama. Many themes came to the fore, including men's relationships, art and its influence, art and how we ascribe value to it, among others. The acting was excellent. My spouse and I both highly recommend it.

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended May 01 2009

I've seen this 4 times! 3 times in London once in Chicago. All with different casts, all with a different take on the play. Beautifully done, stay for the discussion after the play. Can I give it more than 4 stars?

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3 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 07 2009

Overall, this play is very enjoyable but note that it opens up with character background information presented almost too quickly to sink in. Lines could use polishing... continued

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2 reviews
12 stars
attended Apr 25 2009

This is a play about three friends. One purchased a VERY expensive painting, that is all white. He invited his friends over to see the painting and conversation and... continued

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

Very funny in parts, just from the characters body language and dialog, yet introspective with the reality of what was really going on between three guys who had been... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 08 2009

2 of the 3 actors bellow continuously. The third, at least half the time. Apparently no one ever taught them that control of voice production is a prerequisite for actors.

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1 review
0 stars
attended May 14 2009

Funny, well acted and truly enjoyable play.
Clever stage design.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 19 2009

I really enjoyed the play. How interesting that it took the purchase of a painting for them to realize that they weren't true friends. It kind of makes me question my own... continued

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