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Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
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95 reviews
31 stars
Steppenwolf does not use microphones and it is often difficult to hear the actors.
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73 stars
There are multiple restaurants along Halsted if you want to eat afterwards and you can park your car in the parking lot for $13 instead of $11 for an additional 90 minutes.
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Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
69 ratings
4.2 average rating
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17 events
3 reviews
11 stars
attended Sep 19 2007

The show was too slow for my taste. I left at intermission, as did some other people. Everyone's shoes were making weird noises on the stage. I'm pretty sure they did not have treaded shows during that time period. I just was expecting a...continued

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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2007

Outstanding performance. The timeless message of this play is particularly relevant in today's political climate.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Sep 26 2007

I have seen this play, seen the movie, read the script, but this staging proved that this is one of the finest, most riveting plays ever written, just completely fascinating. I couldn't find a weak performance in the entire ensemble. The casting...continued

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The Crucible was an act of desperation…when I began to think of writing about the hunt for Reds in America, I was motivated in some great part by the paralysis that had set it… Nobody but a fanatic, it seemed, could really say all that he believed.” -Arthur Miller

The Chicago Public Library has chosen The Crucible as the Fall 2007 selection for the One Book, One Chicago citywide book club.