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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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62 events
38 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
38 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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"Fake"
42 ratings
3.9 average rating
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2 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 12 2009

Run: do not walk to this production of "Fake" that wonders who was responsible for the Piltdown hoax. Each actor plays a dual role brilliantly especially Francis Guinan as Doyle & Cole but all are fabulous. The costumes & set design are fantastic:...continued

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Yelena
49 events
27 reviews
31 stars
attended Oct 14 2009

The acting and the stage decorations were very good. The play itself - not so good. A bit disappointing.

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Michael M
30 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 24 2009

Acting was good but the accents drifted off at times. Using the same actors for different roles in different periods was creative but a bit confusing at times. Good first play and thought provoking but I am not sure exactly what the message was....continued

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Description

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