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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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3.9 / 5 Rated by 42 members
Review from bikerhiker
Red Velvet 211 events 85 reviews

I see over 100 plays a year. So far this year, I have not seen a more disappointing play anywhere, coast to coast. The audience response was telling; the applause of the sold-out crowd could hardly be discerned at the end. Terribly written...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Sherlock
Red Velvet 62 events 33 reviews

The production, in general, was excellent. The set and costume designs were outstanding. Some of the accents were spot on (we saw the understudy as A. C. Doyle and his Scottish accent and overall performance was AMAZING); other actor's accents...continued

reviewed Nov 07 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

Slow, some anachronisms, not sure of the point, some good acting. Not as good as most Steppenwolf, but not as bad as the worse, kind of mediocre. Set was excellent, as were costumes.

reviewed Nov 04 2009 report as inappropriate
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Ensemble member Eric Simonson recently completed a documentary on the late Studs Terkel for HBO. Simonson received a Tony® nomination for his direction of Steppenwolf’s The Song of Jacob Zulu with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and directed an Oscar®-nominated documentary about the acclaimed South African singing group. Simonson received an Oscar® for Best Documentary Short for his film A Note of Triumph: The Golden Age of Norman Corwin in 2006. Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Carter’s Way (also playwright), Slaughterhouse-Five (also adaptor) and Nomathemba (Hope).

By ensemble member Eric Simonson

Directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson

Featuring ensemble members Kate Arrington, Francis Guinan and Alan Wilder with Coburn Goss and Larry Yando

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