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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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ate across the street at Balena before the show. nice menu and since they cater to theater patrons can get you in and out ontime.
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Some street parking is free around the area if you search for a bit
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attended Apr 01 2009

I'm really sorry to say that this was a total bust. The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays - and I really enjoy avant-garde productions when they highlight, enhance, and make sense of the complexities of the script. But this was...continued

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attended Apr 09 2009

I'm always amazed at how timeless Shakespeare's work is. The cast and stage were captivating; making the show moving, unique, funny and full of surprises.

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attended Apr 07 2009

I thought the staging and overall conception was remarkable, and have recommended it to all my friends.

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=458

Description

In Shakespeare’s final work, Prospero is exiled to an enchanted island and his desire for revenge drives him to conjure a mighty storm, trapping his enemies on the island. In Steppenwolf’s first Shakespeare production, ensemble member Tina Landau re-imagines this magical tale of art, freedom and the transformative power of forgiveness.

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.