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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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29 events
28 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 04 2013

PREVIEW:
The acting was SUPERB, the first scene was GREAT, but the second half was disappointing. Shela's character was "ALL OVER THE PLACE" (with more negative than positive), leaving the finale with questions to be answered. Since this being...continued

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24 reviews
42 stars
attended Apr 06 2013

I believe the playwright is talented and the stories he tells are important, but this one felt unfinished to me. The first act is pretty strong. The second act relies heavily on one actor and the affinity you have (hopefully) gained for her...continued

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14 reviews
24 stars
attended Apr 11 2013

Outstanding Play!!!!!!!!!!! A must See

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/productions/index.aspx?id=565

Description

This show contains adult language, talk of sex and drug use. Parental diiscretion is advised.

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.