Monday, May 08, 2006

Cautious Recommendations for Love-Lies-Bleeding


Cautious Recommendations for Love-Lies-Bleeding

Last night marked the opening of Love-Lies-Bleeding at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and this morning, the two primary Chicago critics have weighed in on the performance with recommendations, even if somewhat guarded. Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones writes that Love-Lies-Bleeding is "worth 90 minutes of anyone's time, in part because this drama puts into play the oft-unspoken paradox that lies behind the debate on all aspects of assisted suicide." In saying the play is "somewhat recommended," Chicago Sun-Times critic Hedy Weiss calls Love-Lies-Bleeding "compelling but flawed."

I will be providing my own review of this production later today. In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that I am an enthusiastic member of Steppenwolf's Auxiliary Council Board of Governors. But that won't cloud how I write about any performance.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Click here for tickets.
Related Stories:
DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding Transfers to Kennedy Center (May 25, 2006)
Love-Lies-Bleeding (Review) - Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago, IL (May 9, 2006)
Love-Lies-Bleeding Opens Tonight in Chicago (May 7, 2006)

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