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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

42 ratings
3.9 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

Run: do not walk to this production of "Fake" that wonders who was responsible for the Piltdown hoax. Each actor plays a dual role brilliantly especially Francis Guinan as Doyle & Cole but all are fabulous. The costumes & set design are fantastic:...continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Acting was good but the accents drifted off at times. Using the same actors for different roles in different periods was creative but a bit confusing at times. Good first play and thought provoking but I am not sure exactly what the message was....continued

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27 reviews
19 stars
attended Oct 14 2009

The acting and the stage decorations were very good. The play itself - not so good. A bit disappointing.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Sep 24 2009

Acting was good, accents not so much. Premise was very interesting and good start for a young playwright.

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2 reviews
6 stars
attended Sep 19 2009

Great quality acting in a "dual mystery" based on real life events. All of the actors play dual roles, based in 1913 and 1953. The parallels between the two stories are very well done. A good time out for theater fans in general.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Sep 10 2009

Great story and a bit of a mystery. Well written and well acted!

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1 review
4 stars
attended Sep 11 2009

We both enjoyed the play. It made you think and had a few good laughs. Cast was great.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 11 2009

Witty and entertaining. 2 hours and 20 minutes went quickly.

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81 reviews
5 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

I see over 100 plays a year. So far this year, I have not seen a more disappointing play anywhere, coast to coast. The audience response was telling; the applause of the sold-out crowd could hardly be discerned at the end. Terribly written...continued

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 10 2009

The Steppenwolf is a wonderful venue and the story and acting in this particular production was thoroughly entertaining.

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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

Slow, some anachronisms, not sure of the point, some good acting. Not as good as most Steppenwolf, but not as bad as the worse, kind of mediocre. Set was excellent, as were costumes.

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34 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

Great staging. Really good actors. Rather dense story line but enjoyable none the less. A bit cerebral - which is a rather good thing. Wonderfully executed. Pretty good seats from Goldstar. Luckily there were three empty seats next to us so...continued

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30 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 04 2009

Play was interesting. Good to review the basic premise of the play prior to attendance as the scenes switch back and forth from 1913 to 1954--so that you can follow the story line. Actors were excellent, props good, story line entertaining.

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25 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

The production, in general, was excellent. The set and costume designs were outstanding. Some of the accents were spot on (we saw the understudy as A. C. Doyle and his Scottish accent and overall performance was AMAZING); other actor's accents...continued

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16 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 27 2009

Steppenwolf's production of "Fate" is both entertaining and thought provoking. The cast is excellent and the production first rate.

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11 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 03 2009

Beautiful theater, excellent cast and sets...we will definitely return to Steppenwolf for future productions.

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Sep 30 2009

Intellectually interesting since I did not know about the hoax. Because the play takes place in two different time periods, there were many scene changes, which I found distracting. I wish there had been a more creative solution to keep the...continued

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attended Oct 18 2009

absorbing and thoughtful entertainment

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended Oct 01 2009

Dual Acting Roles Good premise good

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