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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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62 events
37 reviews
7 stars
Parking costs $10 or $12, depending on the day. No elevator in the garage. Street parking is scarce, and since there's no intermission, you can't go out & pay for more time.
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62 events
37 reviews
7 stars
This is a one act play, lasting one hour & 45 minutes. You can take a drink into the theatre.
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"Clybourne Park"
36 ratings
4.7 average rating
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drklo1 Red Velvet
39 events
15 reviews
10 stars
attended Sep 11 2011

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

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10 reviews
12 stars
attended Nov 09 2011

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!

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5 reviews
20 stars
attended Nov 13 2011

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

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company kicks off its 2011/12 season with Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park directed by ensemble member Amy Morton and featuring ensemble member James Vincent Meredith with Karen Aldridge, Cliff Chamberlain, Stephanie Childers, Kirsten Fitzgerald, John Judd and Brendan Marshall-Rashid.  

On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race. September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown. September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, longtime Steppenwolf collaborator Bruce Norris takes a hilarious look at what happens when home becomes a battleground.

Bruce Norris won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Clybourne Park.  His other works at Steppenwolf include A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, __Purple Heart and The Infidel__. An ensemble member since 1997, **Amy**** Morton**’s** **many Steppenwolf directing credits include__ American Buffalo__, Dublin Carol, The Weir, The Pillowman, __Love-Lies-Bleeding __(also Kennedy Center) and __Glengarry Glen Ross __(also Dublin and Toronto).