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3.4 / 5 Rated by 40 members
Review from Dawn Anthony

Talk about a script that you thought was leading you to a great second act but left you hanging, this is exactly that! What the heck was that ending..or non-ending. Clink! I think the author forgot the 3rd act.

Regardless, execeptional set,...continued

reviewed Apr 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from WindyDavy

Although Wilson's script called for all the action to take place in the hotel lobby, Steppenwolf has a very large stage and took full advantage of it by showing us the second and third floors of the hotel. The second floor rooms were functional...continued

reviewed Apr 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Jim Schneider

This is an excellent revival of a great play by one of Americas great playwrights. The show has a great ensemble, magnificant set, strong direction and wonderfully eccentric characters that are on the fringe of society and doing their best to...continued

reviewed Apr 05 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Hadn't been to Steppenwolf for years and it was great to go back. Beautiful creative sets and staging, wonderful theater. Really interesting the way the actors continue to interact with the set before the show starts and during intermission, as if...continued

reviewed Apr 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Pat C.

I enjoyed this character-driven, picaresque drama. The set was beautiful, and the characters full of spunk and humor. The occasional songs were exquisitely delivered. My only complaint is that there was so much going on on the multi-leveled set...continued

reviewed May 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ross Read

The best thing about the play is the set. Looked great and brought to life a hotel in the 70's. However, the storyline was erratic and annoying. Multiple actors talking over each other, no real character depth and a shallow story line that ends...continued

reviewed May 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from TheatreAddict

Oh, dear God... No wonder Lanford Wilson passed away recently - he saw what Steppenwolf was doing to his lovely play. To call this production misguided doesn't even begin... The director has taken Wilson's lovely valentine to the denizens of the...continued

reviewed Apr 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Herr Vic

Talented actors, perfect costuming, lovely singing voices. The set is beautiful, but do we really need all that detail? The script itself and the play overall just doesn't work for me. I don't understand or agree with the gushing reviews of...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Cynthia Henson

This was very intresting the way they set it all in motion. The hotel, the rooms,the residents of the hotel. We loved how it all unfolded. Mystery about who was connected to who, and also the love affair between the woman with the long hair and...continued

reviewed May 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Williams

Some of the performers seemed to be over acting.

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from RMB

This is a slightly flawed but very interesting and worthwhile play, very well directed and presented. While in one or two cases the casting/acting might have been better, in general the acting was excellent. The set and costumes were very good,...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from jerry

A well staged performance. The cast did a great job. . Enjoyed being able to discuss with the ass't director after the play. I was able to better understand
several aspects of the performance after the discussion.

reviewed Apr 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Frank Surge

We have seen other productions of this play and were dismayed to realize that Steppenwolf has made two major changes in the plot in the second act. This was inexcusable and totally disrespectful of the playwright, in addition to being stupid and...continued

reviewed May 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from vinjud2006

One of the most intriguing play I have ever seen. Very profound and out of the ordinary.....

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Gregory Colombe

This is a wonderful production of a great play! All aspects -- acting, set design, music -- and also clever was the information concerning 1973 stencilled on the lobby walls. I have told several friends to see this play!

reviewed Apr 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

One of Wilson's most intriguing plays, "Hot L Baltimore" is a strong piece. Seeing this wonderful staging of it was a treat. The play, especially in this production, reminds of Ed Gracyzk's "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean"—another...continued

reviewed Apr 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from mparkhill

The play feel short on a lot of levels. The dancing was the best part, unfortunately, there was not much of it.

reviewed Apr 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ross

The set is amazing, the lighting was great, and the acting was superb. The play itself is lackluster. Of the 8 or 9 plays I’ve seen at the Steppenwolf this was by far the least captivating.

The next time I ask people what they thought of a...continued

reviewed Apr 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Joan Miller

Saw the play many years ago and loved it. Though acting great, director somehow smothered the play's plot line and thematics. Disappointing.

reviewed Apr 24 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member

Fantastic set, great music, lighting and costumes. I was disappointed in how abruptly the second act ended and how it left me hanging.

reviewed Apr 16 2011 report as inappropriate
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