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Mary Plunkett
There is a soft beverage/snack bar in the theatre. There are many restaurants in the neighborhood.
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning dining Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
Mary Plunkett
The weather was somewhat cold, but the Red Line has a stop a block away, at Clybourn and North Ave.. I wore a pair of pants and sweater. Dress is very casual..
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning dress Mar 31 2014 star this tip starred
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attended Jun 11 2011

A WONDERFUL...ENGROSSING play!!! The acting was EXCELLENT, and the set was creative and in the round ...You are no more than 2 rows from the action! A true story brought to life!!! Go and see this gem!!! ENJOY!!! (smiles)

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In 1810, a young black woman named Saartje Baartman traveled from South Africa to England in search of fame and riches.  She ended up notorious as the “Hottentot Venus,” a sideshow novelty billed as having the “biggest bottom in the world.”  With a brilliant mix of vaudeville, spectacle and poetry, Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks puts her own slant on the story of this provocative figure in a masterpiece of unsettling drama.

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.