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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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38 stars
There are multiple restaurants along Halsted if you want to eat afterwards and you can park your car in the parking lot for $13 instead of $11 for an additional 90 minutes.
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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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"The Hot L Baltimore"
40 ratings
3.4 average rating
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282 events
79 reviews
27 stars
attended Apr 22 2011

Although Wilson's script called for all the action to take place in the hotel lobby, Steppenwolf has a very large stage and took full advantage of it by showing us the second and third floors of the hotel. The second floor rooms were functional...continued

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8 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 05 2011

This is an excellent revival of a great play by one of Americas great playwrights. The show has a great ensemble, magnificant set, strong direction and wonderfully eccentric characters that are on the fringe of society and doing their best to...continued

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Hadn't been to Steppenwolf for years and it was great to go back. Beautiful creative sets and staging, wonderful theater. Really interesting the way the actors continue to interact with the set before the show starts and during intermission, as if...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Hot L Baltimore was adapted into a short-lived 1975 ABC sitcom, produced by Norman Lear and starring James Cromwell, Richard Masur, Charlotte Rae and Conchata Ferrell.

Description

The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town; now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the seedy hotel home. This acclaimed play from the author of Balm in Gilead and Burn This is filled with everyday humanity — unexpectedly intimate and moving. Helmed by visionary director Tina Landau, The Hot L Baltimore reveals the private lives of an unconventional community about to be turned inside out.

The production features ensemble members Alana Arenas, Kate Arrington, Jon Michael Hill, James Vincent Meredith, Yasen Peyankov and Molly Regan with Sean Allan Krill, TaRon Patton, Namir Smallwood, Samuel Taylor, Allison Torem and Jacqueline Williams.