It's just a friend request, it doesn't mean I want to be friends.
About this show
Mercedes is an outsider. Tara makes sure she knows it. When a high school production of The Crucible forces them together, tensions escalate into acts of bullying–both online and IRL. This world premiere play explores what happens to a teacher and his students when a classroom conflict turns into an online witch-hunt.
The Burn was commissioned by Steppenwolf for Young Adults.
One last chance to see the show!
Everyone is welcome to attend our Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performance this Saturday, March 10. For more information and to buy tickets, please visit the event page.
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
The Burn contains coarse language and intense vocal bullying including references to self-harm. If you have any additional questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
Saturday, March 10
1pm lobby + 3pm curtain
More information and tickets
School performance tickets are available by visiting our Steppenwolf for Young Adults page. Performances Tuesday – Friday at 10am are reserved for school groups only.
ASL interpretation (student):
ASL interpretation (public):
Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 3 at 3pm
Audio-described and touch tour:
Saturday, February 24 1:30pm touch tour, audio-described performance at 3pm
“A concentrated 90-minute depiction of web-wicked bullying and the human wreckage that results…The Burn powers past clichés to expose the limits of privacy, free speech and even honesty itself”
— Stage and Cinema