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4.7 / 5 Rated by 36 members
James Cunningham
Review from James Cunningham
Red Velvet 148 events 37 reviews

A wonderful play, funny and sad, touching, has a lot to say and says it well. The production was great, and the cast marvelous. Had a wonderful evening.

reviewed Sep 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Judith Kamins
Review from Judith Kamins
Red Velvet 60 events 21 reviews

a very complex play, well acted, very interesting

reviewed Nov 11 2011 report as inappropriate
drklo1
Review from drklo1
Red Velvet 42 events 17 reviews

Performances were excellent. Great cast. The play is well written (no wonder it won awards). Raises important questions and doesn't offer any simple solutions. If you remember Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun and want to see what another playwright...continued

reviewed Sep 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Ruby Haughton-Pitts
Review from Ruby Haughton-Pitts
Red Velvet 60 events 12 reviews

Clybourne Park is well performed and takes a look back and forward on the state of bias in America. A fan of A Raisin in Sun, I was worried that a modern rendition might not make the grade. I was very pleased and my concerns completely removed....continued

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Dennis
Review from Dennis
Red Velvet 67 events 11 reviews

So much fun. Three realtors.....really appreciated how far we've come. The set, casting and writing all well done. Started out slow, funny by the end of the first half and hysterical second half. A definite must see!

reviewed Nov 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Harold Shabelman
Review from Harold Shabelman
Red Velvet 51 events 7 reviews

great thought provoking play with incredible acting

reviewed Sep 14 2011 report as inappropriate
Brian
Review from Brian
Red Velvet 8 events 3 reviews

It was a great performance.The writing was wonderful. I look forward to other performances at Steppenwolf. The set design was like sitting in the Cosby's livingroom. I highly recommend it. See it before it is gone.

reviewed Sep 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
Red Velvet 8 events 3 reviews

Thought-provoking play. Wish I could have stayed for the post-performance discussion.

reviewed Nov 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Jamesp
Review from Jamesp
Red Velvet 26 events 2 reviews

This was clever, provocative, humorous and wonderful. I was reading and thinking about it well after the show and still am.

reviewed Nov 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
Red Velvet 1 event 1 review

Excellent play about change and reaction, first about racial change in a neighborhood and then gentrification or mega mansions intruding on a beloved neighborhood. Interwoven in that is the tragedy of a death of a soldier-son. Seeing this play on...continued

reviewed Nov 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Doug Fulmer
Review from Doug Fulmer
Red Velvet 2 events 1 review

Funny, challenging, and thought provoking!

reviewed Nov 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Michael J.
Review from Michael J.
53 events 14 reviews

This play observes the relationship of whites and African Americans as they establish their homes near each other in a fictional Chicago neighborhood. Humanity emerges from behind the stereotypes and cliches, as characters work through conflict...continued

reviewed Nov 10 2011 report as inappropriate
big_activity
Review from big_activity
19 events 11 reviews

This is the best play I've seen at the Steppenwolf in a few years. The play itself was very well written and the cast had great timing and delivery. It brought up social issues of the past and present without being too heavy-handed. Well done!

reviewed Sep 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 7 reviews

Great acting and interesting premise, but fell a little short of all the hype it's receiving.

reviewed Sep 15 2011 report as inappropriate
marsharose
Review from marsharose
20 events 7 reviews

Poignant, funny, real. Best acting, writing, directing.

reviewed Nov 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Diane Jaskolka
Review from Diane Jaskolka
26 events 5 reviews

A mix of history, humor and race implications on neighborhoods without being offensive. Goes both ways over a 50 year period.

reviewed Sep 10 2011 report as inappropriate
Carlton L Ferrono
Review from Carlton L Ferrono
16 events 5 reviews

Fabulous acting, direction and production values. Playwright Bruce Norris' best script to date--not sure it, as a Pulitzer-price winner, stacks up against Letts' August: Osage County, either dramatically or thematically. Personally, I found the...continued

reviewed Nov 13 2011 report as inappropriate
Anne B.
Review from Anne B.
30 events 5 reviews

I go to the theater all the time, on my own, as a Saint and in my job as Program Director for the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center and this is one of the finest pieces I'v ever seen !

Thank you !

reviewed Sep 11 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
6 events 3 reviews

Excellent Acting and enjoyed the discussion afterwards,

reviewed Nov 12 2011 report as inappropriate
Goldstar Member
Review from Goldstar Member
12 events 3 reviews

Thought provoking play,especially for Chicagoans, very well presented.

reviewed Sep 16 2011 report as inappropriate
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