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3.4 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from J Rice

I sat there and watched all these smug, self satisfied subscribers look at each other with this "I *got* it, didn't you? Aren't we special" look.

Newsflash - the Emperor has no clothes.

OMG - the comparison to High School theater above is...continued

reviewed May 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherry B

Just not a professional play. I felt as if I were at a high school event. Not up to the usual Steppenwolf standard.

reviewed Apr 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Deborah Brown

A bit out there but very entertaining. Actors did a wonderful job with their roles. We had great seats.

reviewed Apr 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from MJ

We walked out at intermission. The writing was horrible, the acting was horrible - don't waste your time or money on this.

reviewed Mar 28 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from melissa tierney

So beautifully done. It's actually the second time I saw it.

reviewed Jul 08 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Erica Williams

As posted on www.nowinchicago.com:
If you are looking for unique entertainment, Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone at the Steppenwolf theatre is a must see.

This comedic play shows the path of a simple, lonesome woman who picks up the cell...continued

reviewed Mar 27 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from scottie

loved it....great writing by Sarah wonderful story......

reviewed May 30 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Would not recommend "Dead Man's Cell Phone." Very disjointed, although it had a few humorous lines. The play is just not very engaging.

reviewed Jul 26 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Mo in Chicago

It had a few really good scenes, but overall, it was uneven. Some scenes seemed unfinished; the actor playing Jean was over-the-top in her performance (which I thought made her unbelievable).

reviewed Jun 11 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Pat C.

The visuals are fabulous. The play itself is a fairy-tale for adults, with strong moralizing themes. If you're into that sort of thing, guess it was okay.

reviewed Jun 21 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from John K.

A little slow but decent overall.

reviewed Apr 03 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L

First act was very good, but second act dragged A LOT. It also wandered too much.

reviewed Jun 07 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Norm P.

Well acted play.
The soliloquy in the 2nd act could have been shortened or eliminated.

reviewed May 10 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Kevin

good time, funny, bizzare, quirky, strange

reviewed Jul 06 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from ZoeB.

A very interesting idea for a play. The staging was very creative and good, and the actors were good, but the play really struggled with tone and consistency. Some of the writing was very clever, but at other times the dialogue just seemed...continued

reviewed Jul 03 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Meredith

The title of this show is great-I couldn't wait to see it. The show itself was quite a let-down, though. The first act was kind of funny in an awkward way-if you like awkward humor. The second act was horrible...there aren't words to describe...continued

reviewed Jul 02 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Tynia

I was sorely disappointed with this play. I believe most of the patrons sitting near me felt the same, as I heard grumblings..."this is just awful", "this is too weird", "can this get any worse?" etc. Two women seated to my immediate right left...continued

reviewed Jun 18 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Jennifer Hohbein

This play gets high marks for it's originality!

The cast is engaging and entertaining, and you feel yourself rooting for them all. Humor is sprinkled throughout the play....and true to Steppenwolf it was an all-over great experience.

reviewed Jun 17 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from john goodwin

Amusing production that lacked that certain spark. Great cast and performance.

reviewed Jun 14 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from pauline berberian

Entertaining, great acting, lots of laughs

reviewed Jul 15 2008 report as inappropriate
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