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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre (Chicago, IL)

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14 ratings
3.7 average rating
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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

I found this play bittersweet and poignant. It is not a comic drama but a play about philosophical life choices and how they impact not just our lives but our personal sense of self. It is a profound play about life, relationships, trust,...continued

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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 the theater to begin with. I simply could not identify with the man who wanted...continued

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10 reviews
3 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 appreciate this production. It deals with pursuing your dreams, unconditional love...continued

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5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 21 2009

acting was excellent but I disliked the play

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 15 2009

Excellent experience. Cleverly staged & interesting.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 14 2009

Surprisingly funny, charming and a little thought-provoking (is it wise to have one momentous event in your past define the way you live your life and demonstrate to others how to live ? Is that living or merely remembering ? Can you be truly...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 18 2009

Though an interesting subject, the playwright did not deliver. The play consists of probably a one act play, about a boy being duped by a girl and her aunt, hiding within a larger pretty unclear and totally unsatisfying rest-of-the-play. Good...continued

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1 review
3 stars
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26 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 21 2009

The plot line of this story is at times a little dark, but interesting and also offset by some witty dialog. The acting is stellar, and the stage set is awesome - very detailed. The time flew by and left me wanting more.

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Andrea L
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93 reviews
3 stars
attended Aug 23 2009

This play missed its mark...something did not make it quite hold together. Michael/Mikey was pretty good; the father was too caricatured in presentation...he didn't let the words speak for themselves but felt he had to ham it up. Mother was...continued

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