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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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"Up"
14 ratings
3.7 average rating
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36 events
31 reviews
36 stars
attended Jul 05 2009

Many folks who attended the post show discussion liked this show a lot. We were not among them. I realized more than ever that so much depends on what you bring into the theater to begin with. I simply could not identify with the man who wanted...continued

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Jul 24 2009

Interesting staging, putting Walter's hero on a wire above the action was really creative. You definitely must be able to suspend your belief system to enjoy and appreciate this production. It deals with pursuing your dreams, unconditional love...continued

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Roy
14 events
5 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 21 2009

acting was excellent but I disliked the play

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Description

Written by Bridget Carpenter

Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro

Featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz

Bridget Carpenter is an award-winning playwright whose works have been produced at theaters across the country including Arena Stage, Lincoln Center and the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville.  Anna D. Shapiro won a 2008 Tony® Award for her direction of Steppenwolf’s critically-acclaimed play August: Osage County, which transferred to Broadway and London after a sold-out run in Chicago.

The design team for Up includes: Dan Ostling (sets), Mara Blumenfeld (costumes), Ann G. Wrightson (lights) Richard Woodbury (sound) and David Singer (composition). Laura D. Glenn is the Stage Manager and Deb Styer is the Assistant Stage Manager.