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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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46 events
28 reviews
5 stars
Parking costs $10 or $12, depending on the day. No elevator in the garage. Street parking is scarce, and since there's no intermission, you can't go out & pay for more time.
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46 events
28 reviews
5 stars
This is a one act play, lasting one hour & 45 minutes. You can take a drink into the theatre.
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13 events
1 review
41 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

Great acting by the cast. Enjoyed the writing as well. I really feel like this was a steal.

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61 events
22 reviews
26 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

The play deals with a lot of issues of dysfunction and family relationships, Passionate acting. It is interesting to watch Jimmy Smits in a play versus being a TV or movie actor. This play has over the top profanity. So please keep that mind if...

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2 reviews
13 stars
attended Dec 29 2012

Great acting!

Terrific set!

Interesting ideas.

Worth seeing.

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/Plays-Events/productions/index.aspx?id=563

Description

_This show contains strong language and possible male nudity.

Running time is 100 minutes, with no intermission.

_ Things are on the up-and-up for recovering alcoholic Jackie and girlfriend Veronica — until Jackie spots another man’s hat in their apartment and embarks on a sublimely incompetent quest for vengeance. Fast-paced and uproarious, Mother asks probing questions about the havoc addiction wreaks. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, director of the acclaimed Broadway premiere, returns to direct the Steppenwolf production.

Steppenwolf’s 2012/13 season, The Reckoning, explores the moment when we are called to account. Will our deeds be repaid? Will our secrets be revealed? Will we get what we deserve? __The Motherf**ker With the Hat __is one of five stories about what happens when the past comes knocking.

The production team for __The Motherf**ker with the Hat __includes: Todd Rosenthal (scenic design), Linda Roethke (costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound design) and Terence Blanchard (original music). Additional credits include: Erica Daniels (casting), Kim Osgood (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (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.