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88 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Me
There is a parking garage that charges $10 to park. Street parking is very hard to find.
Russian Transport travel Mar 18 2014 star this tip starred
Lisa
The theater is great - no bad seats
The Birthday Party info Feb 17 2013 star this tip starred
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30 events
14 reviews
13 stars
attended Mar 23 2007

This was a wonderfully thought provoking production. I also enjoyed the post discussion.

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7 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 10 2007

Steppenwolf is always a treat. Tics were in last row, but they are always sold out on Saturday nite and there is really no bad seat.

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2007

One of the best human dramas I have seen in a long time. Succinct yet powerful. Helpful to read about Pinter's intent for this play beforehand to understanding its meaning.

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Description

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 31st season with Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by ensemble member Rick Snyder, featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, and one of the company’s newest ensemble members, Ian Barford.  Also featured is Guy Barile.

“Steppenwolf is fortunate to be able to experience this play in the hands of director Rick Snyder and actors, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton and Ian Barford,” states artistic director Martha Lavey.  “All have worked frequently on the Steppenwolf stage; all have worked with one another for years.  The deep information that they share, as colleagues and friends, will surely inform their work on Betrayal—a play of intimacy and time.”

Harold Pinter received the Nobel Prize in Literature in December 2005.  A British theater artist, screenwriter and political activist, his additional plays include The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Old Times.

Ensemble member Rick Snyder last directed Last of the Boys in the Downstairs Theatre, featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts, Mariann Mayberry and Amy Morton.  Other directing credits include _Orange Flower Water _and The Fall to Earth for Steppenwolf.

Ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton last appeared together in The Well-Appointed Room at Steppenwolf.   This season, Steppenwolf premieres Tracy Letts’ new work, August: Osage County, featuring Amy Morton and other members of the Steppenwolf ensemble.  Ian Barford enjoys his first turn on the stage at Steppenwolf as an ensemble member; his previous STC credits include _Love Song, Lost Land and The Libertine_.  Guy Barile makes his Steppenwolf debut.

Members of the ensemble include Shane Kenyon, Nettie Kraft, Pamela R. Maurer and Ben Snyder.

The designers of _Betrayal _are Todd Rosenthal (set), Robert Christen (lights), Nan Zabriskie (costumes) and Andrew Hansen (sound).  The stage manager is Laura D. Glenn and Deb Styer is the assistant stage manager.

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.