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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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Reviews & Ratings

"The Tempest"
43 ratings
3.8 average rating
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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 01 2009

I'm really sorry to say that this was a total bust. The Tempest is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays - and I really enjoy avant-garde productions when they highlight, enhance, and make sense of the complexities of the script. But this was...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 09 2009

I'm always amazed at how timeless Shakespeare's work is. The cast and stage were captivating; making the show moving, unique, funny and full of surprises.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Apr 07 2009

I thought the staging and overall conception was remarkable, and have recommended it to all my friends.

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Description

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.