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“The Minutes” is a Funny, Interesting, Downright Bizarre Look at Local Politics

**** Recommended **** When Tracy Letts writes a play, you can be sure the dialogue will be exactly what the situation calls for. “The Minutes”, his new play running through January 7th at Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre, is no exception. Even though we only spend a short time with the characters, we know exactly who they are and where they’re coming from. It’s funny, it’s interesting and it’s downright bizarre. “The Minutes” gets 3 ½ Spotlights.

“The Minutes” runs through January 7th at Steppenwolf Theater, 1650 North 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 1 hour, 40 minutes, no intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 7:30 pm; Wednesday matinees at 2:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $20-$99. FYI (312) 335-1650 or

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