‘Belleville’

“Belleville,” the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s summer production, and the play’s author, Amy Herzog, have both received high praise from critics for being a “thrillingly good” drama and a “nail-biting psychological thriller.”

I didn’t see that play.

The Steppenwolf, as always, delivers great acting in this production.  But the play, while an interesting premise, drags. It dwells too long on the set-up of a perfect life and not long enough on its reality. And when reality does come crashing in, it seemed preventable and predictable for two people of means — making the play’s whole premise unbelievable.

See what you think.

Click here (and then scroll down) for the full review: http://daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=510038&query=Susy%20Schultz

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