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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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18 events
5 reviews
6 stars
attended Oct 07 2010

Started a bit slow, but picked up at the end.
Not Steppenwolf’s best, but a nice night out.

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28 reviews
1 stars
attended Oct 27 2010

DETROIT WAS ENJOYABLE!! IT HAD YOU LAUGHING,THINKING AND SHAKING YOUR HEAD. THE BOTTOM LINE "BEWARE OF ZEROES, THEY PREY ON THE ONES WHO ARE WEAK AND/OR GULLIBLE."
IT'S DEFINITELY WORTH SEEING.

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23 events
11 reviews
8 stars
attended Oct 15 2010

It was one of the worst pieces of theatre I have seen in many years. It was vintage Laurie Metcalf, tired of it. Acting as usual was very good, but the play was worthless. Glad I got the tickets on goldstar.

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Description

Directed by ensemble member Austin Pendleton

_Detroit _features an ensemble cast that includes Kevin Anderson, Kate Arrington, Ian Barford, Robert Breuler and Laurie Metcalf.

_Detroit _was developed as part of Steppenwolf’s New Plays Initiative.  Steppenwolf is recognized as a national leader in the development and production of new work for the American canon. Through this initiative, the company maintains ongoing relationships with writers of international prominence and rigorously discovers and supports the work of early and mid-career playwrights. 

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.