*** Recommended *** I’ve been struggling with this review for a few days – well more than a few days. After I talked to my friend Helen, who’d been my plus one at the opening, I was finally able to pull my thoughts together and get something written. At the core, Steppenwolf’s production of “Lindiwe” is the story of singer from South Africa who fell in love with a drummer from Chicago. I’d like to say that together they made beautiful music, but that wasn’t quite the case. The plot of “Lindiwe” just doesn’t measure up to the music. 3 Spotlights
“Lindiwe” runs through January 5th at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted, Chicago. Paid parking ($13 or $!5, cash or card) is available in Steppenwolf’s garage at 1624 N. Halsted. Valet parking is also available ($15 cash).
Running time is two hours including an intermission. Performances are Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 and 7:30 pm. There is no performance on December 19th, 24th, 25th, or January 1st. Open Captioning: Thursday, December 5th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, December 21st at 3:00 pm. Audio Description and Touch Tour: Sunday, December 15th at 3:00 pm (1:30 touch tour, 3:00 curtain). Tickets range from $20-$114. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.
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