Steppenwolf’s Latest

I went to see the latest play at Steppenwolf in Chicago yesterday, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? It was freezing out and I much preferred to stay home with some hot chocolate. But two of my favorite Steppenwolf ensemble members were starring as George and Martha and I simply had to go.

It was worth it. Tracy Letts as George and Amy Morton as Martha were excellent. As were Madison Dirks and Carrie Coon as Nick and Honey, the couple who unwittingly walk into the House of Horror that is the life of George and Martha.

I had only seen the film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton back in the 60s. I thought it excellent, though they had to make Elizabeth look much older than she was then, I think she was in her early 30s.

But there’s nothing like seeing a wonderful play on stage in front of you. And this one is intense and yet quite funny.

Steppenwolf’s choices don’t always set me on fire, but they always do challenge. And they have some of the best actors in town.

Go see this one if you get a chance. Maybe on a warmer day.

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