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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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ate across the street at Balena before the show. nice menu and since they cater to theater patrons can get you in and out ontime.
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Some street parking is free around the area if you search for a bit
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4.2 average rating
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3 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 19 2007

The show was too slow for my taste. I left at intermission, as did some other people. Everyone's shoes were making weird noises on the stage. I'm pretty sure they did not have treaded shows during that time period. I just was expecting a...continued

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4 stars
attended Sep 22 2007

Outstanding performance. The timeless message of this play is particularly relevant in today's political climate.

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attended Sep 26 2007

I have seen this play, seen the movie, read the script, but this staging proved that this is one of the finest, most riveting plays ever written, just completely fascinating. I couldn't find a weak performance in the entire ensemble. The casting...continued

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About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America's most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.