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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 43 members
Review from Andrea L
212 events 104 reviews

Like the bit of the review I just noticed on this site, I did not like this show very much at all.

I had to question myself whether I really appreciate avant-garde or simply different interpretations, or, as I get older, I just like things the...continued

reviewed Apr 25 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Jen on Albion
96 events 37 reviews

For the most part I enjoyed the play, but the dialog was sometimes difficult to hear. The voices sounded puny and were lost in the vastness of the theater.

reviewed May 13 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from big_activity
19 events 11 reviews

I love seeing re-imaginings of Shakespeare's works because so many modern concepts/technologies/fashions/interpretations/etc. can be applied to the plays. Because I have enjoyed Steppenwolf productions in the past, I was excited to see what they...continued

reviewed Apr 12 2009 report as inappropriate
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In Shakespeare’s final work, Prospero is exiled to an enchanted island and his desire for revenge drives him to conjure a mighty storm, trapping his enemies on the island. In Steppenwolf’s first Shakespeare production, ensemble member Tina Landau re-imagines this magical tale of art, freedom and the transformative power of forgiveness.

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