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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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52 events
31 reviews
5 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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52 events
31 reviews
5 stars
This is a one act play, lasting one hour & 45 minutes. You can take a drink into the theatre.
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"Three Sisters"
27 ratings
4.1 average rating
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5 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Jul 31 2012

this is a difficult play to convey the complexities of each character. Though there were moments of good acting as a whole I think it fell short.

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14 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 10 2012

Either you follow Chekhov's directions or you don't-- but you cannot have it both ways. In this production you will never believe that the three main actresses are sisters, that the action is taking place in Russia towards the end of the last...continued

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1 review
4 stars
attended Jul 06 2012

This is a very interesting, unusual and intelligent production. The text adaptation is superb. I am very familiar with the original Chekhov's play and was impressed by the way the language was changed, so it sounds current. The director constantly...continued

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Director Anna D. Shapiro notes, “Three Sisters is a play about a certain kind of paralysis. It is about all of the things we construct in the future that keep us immobilized in the day. There are unhappy marriages, unrequited love, duels and really nasty in-laws. And everybody’s trying to get somewhere else. And it’s funny. Funny in the way that serious human folly can be funny.”

The parking structure for the theater is rather modest.  Please allow ample time for parking.

About the Ticket Supplier: Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an internationally-renowned company of thirty-five artists whose talents include acting, directing, playwriting, filmmaking, and textual adaptation. Steppenwolf has redefined the landscape of acting and performance by spawning a generation of America’s most gifted artists, including Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton and Gary Sinise. No other American theater ensemble has survived as long and thrived as much as the Steppenwolf company of artists, who return home to Chicago to do the work they love.