**** Recommended **** As soon as Wheeler (Ian Barford), the central character in Tracy Letts’ new play, “Linda Vista”, now playing at Steppenwolf, opens his mouth, you know he’s a jerk, and you know that someone that opinionated will never change. Although the dialogue is well-written and very funny, the outcome is inevitable. Even though you can see the train wreck coming, it’s an interesting trip. 3 ½ Spotlights
“Linda Vista” runs through May 21st at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, St., Chicago. Running time is 2 hours, 50 minutes, with an 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-$94. Paid parking is available in Steppenwolf’s garage at 1624 N. Halsted. Valet parking is also available. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.
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