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Jun 11th, 2014, 10:54 AM
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Theater recco July - Aug: @ Steppenwolf's "The Qualms"

Hi, all.

While I'm logged on, thought I'd post about a premiere at Steppenwolf this summer. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of 'Clybourne Park' has his newest play 'The Qualms' in Steppenwolf's intimate main stage space. A fantastic cast of actors, including David Pasquesi, who is also a great long-form improv actor at Improv Olympic on Wednesday nights (TJ & Dave). I've been looking forward to this all year. $20 and half-price same-day tickets are also available. ('Twenty for $20" when the box office lines open, and half-price "rush" tickets in-person, one hour before show time.)

Also at STC, is the pre-broadway production of a Kenneth Lonergin play - "This is Our Youth." Anna Shapiro is directing. Will see this next week and post back.

Hope some Fodorites can go!
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Jun 12th, 2014, 08:47 AM
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Just rec'd a 2-for-1 offer for the first weekend (July 3-6).
The box office phone is 312-335-1650 and half-price code = 17225.
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Jul 13th, 2014, 05:58 AM
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All right, Fodorites! A thumbs up on Qualms. Finally saw the play Friday and was really impressed with the play. Cast was really fantastic--each actor seemed to be playing at the top of their form.

The play will make you laugh, as Bruce Norris plays do, but there's an interesting question raised about how our "animal natures" (jealousy, lust, possession, dominance) are manifested in modern civilization and how, in many ways, it has been perverted.

90 minutes straight (no intermission). The play will be in New York City in May at Playwrights Horizon, but if you're in Chicago in July-August, there's no better place to see one of Norris' plays than at Steppenwolf.
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