Venue Details

32 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Merle Reskin Garage Theatre
1624 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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Member Tips

withmybrush
Dress comfortable. Not a really fancy place.
info Jun 08 2011 star this tip starred
withmybrush
There are drinks and snacks.
info Jun 08 2011 star this tip starred
withmybrush
Plenty of parking. If you get there early you can find a spot on the street.
info Jun 08 2011 star this tip starred
Kath
Steppenwolf has an indoor parking lot for $10.00
info Jun 12 2011 star this tip starred
MsTruth
I would suggest eating before you get there. Not much of a snack selection
info Jun 13 2011 star this tip starred

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63 reviews
475 stars
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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Description

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.