** Somewhat Recommended ** I was very disappointed in “Constellations”, which seemed more like an acting exercise than a fully realized play. As I watched the actors repeat the same lines over and over, I kept thinking to myself, “Are we there yet?” I like plays with a beginning and an end; plays that actually have something to say. “Constellations” doesn’t fit either of those criteria, so I give it 2 ½ Spotlights.
“Constellations” runs through July 3rd in the Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. Running time is 80 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sunday at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $20-$89. Parking is available for a fee in Steppenwolf’s adjacent garage. Metered street parking is also an option. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.
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