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“We 3 Lizas at the Steppenwolf Garage”

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ranked #11 of 184 Concerts & Shows in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Steppenwolf Theatre Company is where great acting meets big ideas. Our passion is to tell stories about how we live now. Our mission is to engage audiences in an exchange of ideas that makes us think harder, laugh longer, feel more. Steppenwolf is committed to year-round programing that engages our multi-generational audience with thought-provoking productions and helps develop new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theater.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 22, 2012

The Garage is a small theater - basically an open space with a stage built for the play and some tables, chairs, and a couple of small bleachers. We attended a Saturday matinee. Doors opened at 2:30 and the bar was open! There's a comfortable waiting area (sofas, overstuffed chairs, and other seating). The theater is open seating so be at one of the two entrances a few minutes before they let people in. We got a great table next to the small stage. There was open space in front of the stage and wide aisles going off that space where a lot of the action took place. Before the play an actor from the company came out with a guitar and sang a few songs. There was an odd dance bit after that - an asian-themed, jazzy, number that wasn't as shocking as maybe the dancer expected it to be. We 3 Lizas is a take-off on A Christmas Carol. In this version, a has-been designer wants to regain his youth, fame, and fortune. There are "ghosts" - Liza Then, played by a wonderful Danielle Plisz, and Liza Now, played by the playwright and lyricist, Scott Bradley, also excellent. There's original music and choreography. And lots of humor. It's hard to describe this play without giving too much away. If you have a chance to see it, go. There's parking in the garage (the actual garage around The Garage) for $10. Buy a drink or two and enjoy the show.

Thank CovingtonCat
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Tracy Letts versus Amy Morton: TIED

Wow, what a fresh take on reviving the 50-year-old classic.
Edward Albee must be so proud.
Good luck in New York!

Love, love, love the Steppenwolf Theatre and everything they present.

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Reviewed November 11, 2012

There is not a bad seat in this intimate house. When you have an excellent play we so enjoy staying for the discussion session while the traffic lets out. I look for opportunities to go to Steppenwolf

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Small intimate theater with a fabulous cast and play,We found the audience to be polite and amicable . Great production and for once an interesting and informative program.Well worth a visit.I wish the cast and company great success for the future.

Thank north102
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

This play has been showing at the Wharf Theatre in Hickson Road, Sydney during October 2012, and what a very good play it is too. Two people (Olivia & Ethan) find themselves thrown together at a holiday retreat during a blistering snowstorm and pass the time engaging in a discussion of literature and sex. The play makes much of the transformation from old technologies to the new digital age. No better illustration of what is so dysfunctional about new technologies is captured repeatedly when the male lead (Ethan) constantly reaches for his mobile phone, no matter what other activities are competing for his attention. Of course there are other pointers to the contrast between old and new technologies such as Olivia's love of the smell of old books. But when Olivia 'smells' a new ipad/kindle she exclaims that she is smelling "the future". Initially, Olivia appears to be very insecure. She cannot face any criticism of her written work. By the second act the roles between herself and Ethan have been reversed and it is Ethan who is lacking confidence and who leans on Olivia for encouragement. This is a good play which operates on several levels. It has depth and range and the two lead actors are excellent.

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