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Sex with Strangers Reviews

Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

61 ratings
4.0 average rating
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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

Very strong performance , i felt like they were living on the stage , you forget that you are in the theater be ready for 2 characters through out the whole play, not much action, great conversation , very believable. I truly enjoyed it.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 04 2011

Great modern day play. Gen X'rs would really enjoy. Our seats thru Goldstar were mid theater and center. I don't think there would be a bad seat in the house. Steppenwolf has great productions. The only downside was the girl character seemed...continued

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5 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 05 2011

Enjoyed this production and thought the dialog was very good (however does the f word have to be used so many times)? Also I thought the sets were great. Would highly recommend.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Overall we enjoyed the play, the actors did a good job and were true to character. The storyline was fairly predictable and as a result there were times when I felt disengaged from the performance. The characters were almost stereotypical, the...continued

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 11 2011

I sat row c stage right, the seats were great! The play was outstanding. I really enjoyed it.

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NP
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 22 2011

It was OK. There wasn't much chemistry between the 2 stars. It was longer than it needed to be. At the intermission I was convinced that she was being taken advantage of. At the end I didn't think there was much of a connection.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 09 2011

I enjoyed the show. Its was funny. The actors did a wonderful job. It was a great twist of faith between two writers, the insipiration and love they had for each other. The ending makes you think and wonder what happens to them but I guess good...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Mar 02 2011

Liked set design and topic of play - but found the lead actress very distracting and stilted. My friend fell asleep during first act.

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57 reviews
17 stars
attended May 10 2011

Sat in 6th row on the center-left aisle. Some reviewers complained of difficulty understanding the woman but thought it was because they were in the back. Nope. She was equally hard to understand in my section. I wondered if the director sat in...continued

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92 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 06 2011

I couldn't wait for intermission to leave.

1. You have to feel some empathy for the characters in order to get involved in any kind of literature. Didn't give a rat's a.. for either one of them;

2. Self-involved and puerile: who cares...continued

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32 reviews
7 stars
attended May 04 2011

Interesting story line. Young man developed blog and later book and movie about his exploits of picking up women at bars (sex with strangers). Falls in love with a more straight-laced woman and seeks to update his image from playboy to serious ...continued

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28 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 05 2011

I thought the play was great, however, I found it hard to hear the female lead from as high up as we were. Also it was the understudy that we saw, and she was very good, but it was only a 2 person play.

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20 reviews
53 stars
attended Jan 23 2011

May I please have salt and pepper in my meal...

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17 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 23 2011

This play was extremely well written and thought provoking. I thought the male character was more interesting; the female was a bit screechy.

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16 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 21 2011

This is a play about a somewhat ordinary theme...i.e the progression of a relationship wherein both protagonists are slightly competitive in their careers, and we see the man completely happy for the woman's success when he is successful, but he...continued

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15 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 26 2011

Strong performances.. modern topics.. enjoyable!

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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 19 2011

Little chemistry between the actors. Liked the second act much better than the first. By the end of the play there really is a question of who took advantage of whom. Would not recomment to friends!

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9 reviews
1 stars
attended May 05 2011

This show was fantastic ---both funny and romantic. It touches an issue close to all of us of smart phones, always online, writing about personal issues on line.... our addiction to technology and being plugged in. I highly recommend it.

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 29 2011

Very well done. The actors did a wonderful job and it was a reat treat to beable to talk to hiom and ask questions in the talk back segment after the production

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 16 2011

Very good story, great set, good performances, except a little too pressured and monotone.

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