Venue Details

178 Star Starred
Steppenwolf Downstairs Theatre
1650 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614
Venue website Get directions
3 events
3 reviews
54 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.
star this tip starred
62 events
40 reviews
7 stars
Parking costs $10 or $12, depending on the day. No elevator in the garage. Street parking is scarce, and since there's no intermission, you can't go out & pay for more time.
star this tip starred
View all 194 tips

Reviews & Ratings

Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
69 ratings
4.2 average rating
  • 31
  • 22
  • 13
  • 3
  • 0
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
11 events
2 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 22 2007

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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
5 events
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

star this review starred report as inappropriate
View All 32 Reviews
More Information


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.