SynopsisWhen teenage girls are discovered trying to conjure spirits, the 17th century town of Salem explodes with accusations of witchcraft. The vicious trials that follow expose a community paralyzed by fear, religious extremism and greed. Ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro directs this timeless tale by one of the greatest American playwrights of all time. "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
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Cast & Artists
- Author: Arthur Miller
- Directed by: ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
- Sound Design: Michael Bodeen
- Assistant Stage Manager: Lauren V. Hickman
- Lighting Design: Don Holder
- Costume Design: Virgil C. Johnson
- Assistant Director: David Kersnar
- Stage Manager: Michelle Medvin
- Sound Design: Rob Milburn
- Scenic Design: Todd Rosenthal
Featured Ensemble Members
-Time Out Chicago
"Emotionally charged...Strikingly intense!"
"Critics Choice - gives current witch hunts a harrowing contemporary resonance!"
"Arresting, impassioned, full-throttle!"
"The rough magic that defines Steppenwolf flows through"
-Windy City Times
"Highly Recommended! Radiates an intensely modern energy!"
Anna D. Shapiro and David New explore the enduring power of Arthur Miller's The Crucible.
Artistic Intern Douglas Lavanture discusses the current relevance of the themes of Miller's play.
Artistic Director Martha Lavey discusses Miller's timeless message.