Penelope
2.8 / 5 Rated by 37 members
Review from newengland
Red Velvet 76 events 28 reviews

You've got to be kidding! I felt sorry for the actors who are obviously craftsmen stuck with a pretentious, sophomoric story! The man next to me fell asleep. My friend and I were convulsed by derisive laughter. The play seems to strive for...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from sueKelly
28 events 1 review

I see a play a week and this play , with out without JOhn Mahoney, was one of the worst. The long monologues...the screaming at each other....good grief...dont ask this playwright back...my group was ready to kill me for recommeding it...

reviewed Dec 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from joy hebert
51 events 5 reviews

I thought the staging was creative, and each actor did a fine job establishing character. I think the play stinks. Thee's virtually no story line; actors deliver endless soliloquies as the other players stand paralyzed, waiting. I was bored,...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Sorry to say we did not care for the play - and the worst part was that the star of this production dropped out of the entire run before it opened - but 99% of the advertising still has his photos on them. Did not care for the storyline - but all...continued

reviewed Dec 01 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from j
195 events 72 reviews

Loathed this dreadful play which consists of long, pointless,tedious and pretentious soliloques with little or no plot. Desperately wanted to leave, but was in middle of row.
Resented bait and switch with John Mahoney, but understand him not...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Kathy Hoffman Levine Bezinovich
35 events 9 reviews

Though the concept was interesting,(an existential work about these final 4 men competing for the love of Penelope, each trying to outdo the other and get ahead, with the threat of death looming over them), the presentation was a BIG...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from eden
50 events 8 reviews

The acting was excellent. The play long and verbose.

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Irma Zaragoza
25 events 4 reviews

Very disappointed - my whole point in seeing it was to see John Mahoney.

reviewed Dec 02 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from drklo1
Red Velvet 42 events 17 reviews

There are some good lines and couple of exciting, tension-filled moments, but some parts really dragged. Good acting. Tracy Letts outstanding in the role that John Mahoney was originally cast in. Yasen Peyankov amazing. These are superb actors....continued

reviewed Dec 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Herr Vic
325 events 68 reviews

There are some good elements to this production, so it's not a complete time-waster; but the play itself, a new one, needs some rewriting in my opinion.

reviewed Dec 04 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from peecee
50 events 28 reviews

Very clever on many levels. Disappointed that John Mahoney did not perform that day but hats off to Tracy Letts who, along with the other cast members, did a fantastic job!

reviewed Dec 03 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Sarah Rubin
67 events 12 reviews

This was a really weird play. And John Mahoney is not in it anymore, Tracey Lotts is taking his place.

reviewed Dec 07 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Cathie Van Wert Menard
12 events 6 reviews

The set was interesting and the cast very talented. However, the marketing completely promotes the show featuring Mahoney, who was not in the show the night we saw it -- super disappointing, as we love him and he was the reason I bought the...continued

reviewed Dec 09 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 3 reviews

Based on the story The Odyssey, the play was fun, cleverly staged, well-acted & thought-provoking. The soliloquies were very long and require a lot of intense concentration!

reviewed Jan 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Patti Freda
12 events 3 reviews

Purchased tickets on Friday, (the day before we were going) and the seats were awesome!!! But actually there isn't a bad seat in the house at Steppenwolf. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the performances and the plot was very funny, yet dark at times....continued

reviewed Dec 31 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

Absolutely waste of time! Did not enjoy the show at all. Felt relieved when the show was over. Taking the name of my Lord, Jesus Christ, in vain, repeatedly throughout the play is offensive, poor taste, and exhibits lack of talent.

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from bill
5 events 2 reviews

If you like unpleasant characters giving pretentious monologues then this play is for you. Men are depicted in totally stereotyped ways - hungry for power, ignorant about love - one character even blames his mother for becoming the person he is. ...continued

reviewed Jan 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

Mixed, some humor, some pretentious, often tedious,

reviewed Jan 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Rvoelk
8 events 1 review

A few enjoyable moments, but overall this production falls flat.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
9 events 1 review

Excellent actors.

reviewed Dec 31 2011 report as inappropriate
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