Venue Details

147 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Parking on the street is a bit dicey. We found a spot by circling around onto Clybourn. But if you drive, leave time to seek a spot unless you plan to use the parking lot - $13.
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They have hearing assistance devices, which my wife used, but the actors aren't miked, so the devices work by amplifying all the sounds in the theatre, including when someone in the audience coughed. Better than nothing, I suppose, but I didn't use one and had very little trouble hearing. What I missed was due to accent, not inability to hear.
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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 28 2013

The craft of the play was excellent. Unfortunately I have no idea why this play was chosen. Neither I nor my companion had any sympathy for the main characters. From where I sat, they just appeared to be spoiled Americans unable to get a hold...continued

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31 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 21 2013

We are great fans of Amy Herzog's work, and were looking forward to seeing Belleville. Unfortunately, this is not one of her better plays...unsympathetic characters, implausible circumstances, and an ending entirely in French. What gave the play...continued

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8 reviews
11 stars
attended Jun 30 2013

For that play, in those seats, over half the dialogue was non-audible to us (4) and a number of people around us. We have sat in those seats before in that theater and did not experience a problem. We have also seen Amy Herzog plays !! This one...continued

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/productions/index.aspx?id=566

Description

Author: Amy Herzog

Directed by: Anne Kauffman

Scenic Design: James Schuette

Costume Design: Janice Pytel

Lighting Design: Matt Frey

Sound Design: Richard Woodbury

Understudies: Ally Carey, McKenzie Chinn,Christopher Chmelik, Sean Parris

Cast

Chris Boykin

Cliff Chamberlain

Alana Arenas

Kate Arrington

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.