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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 Goldstar Member
4 events 2 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
2 events 2 reviews

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.

reviewed Apr 09 2009 report as inappropriate
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8 events 3 reviews

I'm normally not a fan of avant-garde productions and modern/contemporary interpretations of Shakespeare, but the Steppenwolf did an amazing job.

I highly recommend this production of the Tempest for those looking to stretch their imagination.

reviewed Apr 07 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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