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Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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3.4 / 5 Rated by 98 members
Review from J Rice
3 events 1 review

I sat there and watched all these smug, self satisfied subscribers look at each other with this "I *got* it, didn't you? Aren't we special" look.

Newsflash - the Emperor has no clothes.

OMG - the comparison to High School theater above is...continued

reviewed May 04 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherry B
31 events 13 reviews

Just not a professional play. I felt as if I were at a high school event. Not up to the usual Steppenwolf standard.

reviewed Apr 19 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from MJ
5 events 3 reviews

We walked out at intermission. The writing was horrible, the acting was horrible - don't waste your time or money on this.

reviewed Mar 28 2008 report as inappropriate
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Jean is sleepwalking through her life until she answers a dead man’s cell phone. It turns out to be a wake-up call that sends her on a date with the dead man’s brother, a drinking binge with his wife, and a mysterious rendezvous with his mistress—not to mention trips to the afterlife and the black market. In this quirky modern adventure, Jean reconnects to her own spirit and learns that life is for the living.

By Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Jessica Thebus

Sarah Ruhl gained widespread recognition for her play The Clean House, which won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2004 and was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005. She also won the 2006 MacArthur Fellowship for “creating vivid and adventurous theatrical works that poignantly juxtapose the mundane aspects of daily life with mythic themes of love and war." Other plays include Eurydice and _Passion Play.  _

Free post-show discussions are offered after every performance.

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