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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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attended Apr 13 2010

Brilliantly performed. Thought provoking and deeply moving. No intermission, so make sure to take care of everything beforehand.

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attended Apr 18 2010

It was not your "regular" play by any means, but anybody familiar with Beckett's work would deffinitely appreciate it. The acting was excellent, as expected from fine Steppenwolf ensemble.

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attended Apr 20 2010

interesting play, funny and serious, I had not seen it before, and thought it was nicely done.

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org

Description

Written by Samuel Beckett

Directed by Frank Galati

Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett is the author of more than 25 plays and novels, including Waiting for Godot, Happy Days and Krapp’s Last Tape, produced at Steppenwolf in 1978. Along with Waiting for Godot, Endgame is commonly considered to be among Beckett’s most important works.

An adaptor and director, as well as an actor, Tony® Award-winner Frank Galati’s Steppenwolf credits include Kafka on the Shore, after the quake and The Grapes of Wrath, among others. His Broadway directing credits include Ragtime and The Grapes of Wrath, and he appears as Prospero this spring in Steppenwolf’s production of The Tempest.

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.