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“A long tradition of excellence!”

Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Ranked #26 of 181 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 July 8, 2013

Steppenwolf always does a great job with the plays they produce. I have often been a season ticket holder, but boy, do those plays get depressing after a while!
The theater is easy to get to on the El and with plenty of garage parking, with a number of good to excellent (Boka, Balena) restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

As a patron of Steppenwolf Theatre for more than 25 years as well as a staunch supporter it is easy to sometimes take the quality and impact of great art for granted. Productions, sets, and talent are almost always top notch. It is virtually impossible to leave a performance without a mental challenge or strong reaction. If you believe the purpose of good theater is to stimulate and entertain then you will seldom be disappointed. (If you are looking for musical theater and comedy this is not your destination).

Steppenwolf challenges and takes chances with subjects, playwrights and direction that continues to keep Chicago theater at the highest level of achievement. This is a profession organization which brings substantial content to individual theater goers.

Steppenwolf is one very important reason for me to be proud to live in Chicago. I await next years season with the same and more enthusiasm that I felt many, many years ago.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Steppenwolf is my favorite theater in Chicago. That is saying a lot when you consider all of the wonderful theaters we have. The choice of plays is of utmost importance. Every play is thought provoking, serious and funny. They exemplify real people with their joys and sorrows. The quality of the actors is always professional. Whether we see the actors from the Steppenwolf family or actors like John Mahoney, they are excellent. Many of the plays also end up on Broadway. There is a plus because there are six wonderful restaurants within a block of the theater.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

The theater scene in Chicago is rich and varied, and Steppenwolf produces consistently powerful and thought-provoking plays. It was founded almost 40 years ago, and regularly features nationally known actors such as Jimmy Smits, John Mahoney, William Petersen and more. If you are a serious theater goer, don't overlook Steppenwolf.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We have been season ticket holders for years. I am never disappointed by the quality of acting and the unbelievable sets. The only downside, our tickets are at the end of the run so my recommendations will be coming too late. The last play-Head of Passes was fantastic.

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