**** Recommended **** “The Doppelgänger (an international farce)” is funny, fast-paced and frenetic, with plenty of pratfalls, puns and mistaken identities. “The Doppelgänger” spoofs international greed and back-room deals so well it could scare the socks off the conspiracy-under-every-rock crowd. Good satire will do that, and this is very good satire, indeed. I laughed until my face hurt! 4 Spotlights
“The Doppelgänger (an international farce)” runs through May 27th at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago. Paid parking ($12 cash or card) is available in Steppenwolf’s garage at 1624 N. Halsted. Valet parking is also available ($14 cash).
Running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Wednesdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 pm; Sundays at 3:00 and 7:30 pm. There are no performances on Saturday, May 12th. Tickets range from $20-$114. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.
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