Somewhat Recommended *** I was very disappointed with “Visiting Edna”, the end-of-life drama currently on stage at Steppenwolf. As the story plodded along, I found myself zoning out a couple of times. In fact, I was so bored, I found myself shifting in my seat more and more, trying to stay focused. It was a struggle! Good acting just couldn’t save “Visiting Edna”. I give it 2 ½ Spotlights.
“Visiting Edna” runs through November 6th in the Downstairs Theatre at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 40 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays through Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm, with select Wednesday matinees. Tickets range from $20-$89. Paid parking is available in Steppenwolf’s garage. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.
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