Venue Details

Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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3.6 / 5 Rated by 19 members
Review from Smiljana Kisacanin
Red Velvet 86 events 76 reviews

Great cast (deserves 5 stars), but the play itself was a disappointment.

reviewed Oct 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Moeknowes
Red Velvet 124 events 14 reviews

Acting great, good staging, writing needs more work.

reviewed Oct 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from eileen kandel
29 events 11 reviews

experience was fine, play was awful.

reviewed Oct 31 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“… you could actually see the part of Beatriz, a role with some commonalities with Mother Courage, kicking Allen, whose chops truly are formidable, in the head. Repeatedly. In real time. It felt to me like all of that amazing early stage work in Chicago was all coming back to her, slowly, partially, in stages, a wheeling series of revelations that totally matched the rolling, rolling through the years notions of the actual play in which she is starring. Real-time reason enough, dear reader, to buy a ticket. You may see me there again.”  —Chicago Tribune

Description

Directed by Ensemble Member Tina Landau

This production uses flashing lights, theatrical haze, loud sound effects, and live and recorded gunshots.  There are strong images of war and violence.

Running time is 1 hour 45 minutes, with no intermission.

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