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The Hot L Baltimore

Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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40 ratings
3.4 average rating
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16 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 08 2011

Talk about a script that you thought was leading you to a great second act but left you hanging, this is exactly that! What the heck was that ending..or non-ending.... continued

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47 reviews
16 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

Although Wilson's script called for all the action to take place in the hotel lobby, Steppenwolf has a very large stage and took full advantage of it by showing us the... continued

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

This is an excellent revival of a great play by one of Americas great playwrights. The show has a great ensemble, magnificant set, strong direction and wonderfully... continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Hadn't been to Steppenwolf for years and it was great to go back. Beautiful creative sets and staging, wonderful theater. Really interesting the way the actors continue... continued

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68 reviews
18 stars
attended May 15 2011

I enjoyed this character-driven, picaresque drama. The set was beautiful, and the characters full of spunk and humor. The occasional songs were exquisitely delivered.... continued

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121 reviews
27 stars
attended Apr 17 2011

Oh, dear God... No wonder Lanford Wilson passed away recently - he saw what Steppenwolf was doing to his lovely play. To call this production misguided doesn't even... continued

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39 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

Talented actors, perfect costuming, lovely singing voices. The set is beautiful, but do we really need all that detail? The script itself and the play overall just... continued

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34 reviews
5 stars
attended May 01 2011

This was very intresting the way they set it all in motion. The hotel, the rooms,the residents of the hotel. We loved how it all unfolded. Mystery about who was connected... continued

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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

Some of the performers seemed to be over acting.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

This is a slightly flawed but very interesting and worthwhile play, very well directed and presented. While in one or two cases the casting/acting might have been better,... continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 14 2011

A well staged performance. The cast did a great job. . Enjoyed being able to discuss with the ass't director after the play. I was able to better understand
several aspects of the performance after the discussion.

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9 reviews
13 stars
attended May 22 2011

We have seen other productions of this play and were dismayed to realize that Steppenwolf has made two major changes in the plot in the second act. This was inexcusable... continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

One of the most intriguing play I have ever seen. Very profound and out of the ordinary.....

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

This is a wonderful production of a great play! All aspects -- acting, set design, music -- and also clever was the information concerning 1973 stencilled on the lobby walls. I have told several friends to see this play!

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5 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 10 2011

One of Wilson's most intriguing plays, "Hot L Baltimore" is a strong piece. Seeing this wonderful staging of it was a treat. The play, especially in this production,... continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 21 2011

The best thing about the play is the set. Looked great and brought to life a hotel in the 70's. However, the storyline was erratic and annoying. Multiple actors talking... continued

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5 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 23 2011

The play feel short on a lot of levels. The dancing was the best part, unfortunately, there was not much of it.

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 13 2011

The set is amazing, the lighting was great, and the acting was superb. The play itself is lackluster. Of the 8 or 9 plays I’ve seen at the Steppenwolf this was by far... continued

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

Saw the play many years ago and loved it. Though acting great, director somehow smothered the play's plot line and thematics. Disappointing.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

Fantastic set, great music, lighting and costumes. I was disappointed in how abruptly the second act ended and how it left me hanging.

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