Venue Details

125 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Casual and relaxed
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3.7 average rating
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31 reviews
36 stars
attended Jul 05 2009

Many folks who attended the post show discussion liked this show a lot. We were not among them. I realized more than ever that so much depends on what you bring into... continued

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 24 2009

Interesting staging, putting Walter's hero on a wire above the action was really creative. You definitely must be able to suspend your belief system to enjoy and... continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 21 2009

acting was excellent but I disliked the play

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Website

http://www.steppenwolf.org/boxoffice/productions/index.aspx?id=459

Description

Written by Bridget Carpenter

Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro

Featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz

Bridget Carpenter is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced at theaters across the country including Arena Stage, Lincoln Center and the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Anna D. Shapiro won a 2008 Tony® Award for her direction of Steppenwolf’s critically-acclaimed play August: Osage County, which transferred to Broadway and London after a sold-out run in Chicago.

The design team for Up includes: Dan Ostling (sets), Mara Blumenfeld (costumes), Ann G. Wrightson (lights) Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (composition). Laura D. Glenn is the Stage Manager and Deb Styer is the 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.