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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 47 members
Review from Mzsm
31 events 14 reviews

This was a wonderfully thought provoking production. I also enjoyed the post discussion.

reviewed Mar 23 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from LindaInEvanston
15 events 7 reviews

Steppenwolf is always a treat. Tics were in last row, but they are always sold out on Saturday nite and there is really no bad seat.

reviewed Mar 10 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Maria Barlow
8 events 5 reviews

The play had no action. Most of the time the cast just sat there talking. Very little moving around. Not worth money at even half the price.

reviewed Feb 03 2007 report as inappropriate
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Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 31st season with Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by ensemble member Rick Snyder, featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton, and one of the company’s newest ensemble members, Ian Barford.  Also featured is Guy Barile.

“Steppenwolf is fortunate to be able to experience this play in the hands of director Rick Snyder and actors, Tracy Letts, Amy Morton and Ian Barford,” states artistic director Martha Lavey.  “All have worked frequently on the Steppenwolf stage; all have worked with one another for years.  The deep information that they share, as colleagues and friends, will surely inform their work on Betrayal—a play of intimacy and time.”

Harold Pinter received the Nobel Prize in Literature in December 2005.  A British theater artist, screenwriter and political activist, his additional plays include The Birthday Party, The Caretaker, The Homecoming and Old Times.

Ensemble member Rick Snyder last directed Last of the Boys in the Downstairs Theatre, featuring ensemble members Tracy Letts, Mariann Mayberry and Amy Morton.  Other directing credits include _Orange Flower Water _and The Fall to Earth for Steppenwolf.

Ensemble members Tracy Letts and Amy Morton last appeared together in The Well-Appointed Room at Steppenwolf.   This season, Steppenwolf premieres Tracy Letts’ new work, August: Osage County, featuring Amy Morton and other members of the Steppenwolf ensemble.  Ian Barford enjoys his first turn on the stage at Steppenwolf as an ensemble member; his previous STC credits include _Love Song, Lost Land and The Libertine_.  Guy Barile makes his Steppenwolf debut.

Members of the ensemble include Shane Kenyon, Nettie Kraft, Pamela R. Maurer and Ben Snyder.

The designers of _Betrayal _are Todd Rosenthal (set), Robert Christen (lights), Nan Zabriskie (costumes) and Andrew Hansen (sound).  The stage manager is Laura D. Glenn and Deb Styer is the assistant stage manager.

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