Venue Details

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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
312-335-1650
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62 events
37 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
37 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 Wheel"
19 ratings
3.6 average rating
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80 events
73 reviews
15 stars
attended Oct 13 2013

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

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Moeknowes Red Velvet
114 events
14 reviews
7 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Acting great, good staging, writing needs more work.

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29 events
11 reviews
10 stars
attended Oct 31 2013

experience was fine, play was awful.

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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.