1650 N. Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614

The Minutes Poster

The Minutes

November 9 - December 31, 2017

A new black comedy collaboration between Tracy Letts and Anna D. Shapiro

Why See The Minutes?

Call to order! Meeting is now in session....

Playwright Tracy Letts presents a brand-new political drama at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre this November, ahead of its Broadway transfer in 2018. Behind hit movie Killer Joe, as well as having written Superior Donuts and the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama August: Osage County for the stage, he once again teams up with acclaimed director Anna D Shapiro for a witty examination into local politics at a town meeting, that quickly turns dark as personal prejudices come to the fore. The Minutes is produced by fellow Steppenwolf member Scott Rudin, whose previous productions include the successful Broadway productions of Larry David's "Fish in the Dark" and Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Motherf***er With The Hat."

Local politics no longer a laughing matter

Now Lett's ruthless penmanship turns towards town politics in an area of historical importance, where a local hero's legend allows vanity and pride among the populace. Where reserved parking is regarded as much as a right as the Constitution, we might be forgiven for thinking that these folks are somewhat limited in scope. However, under the surface is bubbling a bigger issue that could tear the town apart, history be damned....

Letts is known for his searing black tragi-comedies, his most famous one being August: Osage County. Riveting auidences to their seats, it also won over the press and hailed by The New York Times as "hugely entertaining! A ripsnorter full of blistering, funny dialogue, acid-etched characters and scenes of no-holds-barred emotional combat." Directed by Anna D. Shapiro (The Pain and the Itch), she garnered praise by Variety, in which they called it "a deep and highly entertaining work, consistently rich, raw and intense, filled with viciousness and vicious wit."

For information on the Broadway 2018 production, please click here .

show content hide content

Additional Information


Opening night: 9 November 2017


Suitable for ages 12+

Run time


Cast and Creative


Scenic design by David Zinn (scenic design)
Costume design by Ann Roth
Lighting design Byrian MacDevitt
Produced by Scott Rudin
Directed by Anna D Shapiro

About Chicago-Theater.com: We are an independent show guide with no affiliation to any venue or show. Some of the tickets offered for sale are resale tickets that may be priced above or below face value.

Next available performances

Mon, Apr 24



Tue, Apr 25



Wed, Apr 26



Thu, Apr 27



Fri, Apr 28



Sat, Apr 29



Sun, Apr 30



View all times and dates

What you thought

Seen The Minutes? Loved it? Hated it?

Help your fellow Chicago-Theater.com visitors by leaving the first review!

Write a review now


Venue home

Venue home







Additional Information

seating chart
SeatingSeating map

Spread the word!

Keep up to date!

Straight to your inbox

Please note: The term Steppenwolf Theatre and/or The Minutes as well as all associated graphics, logos, and/or other tradermarks, tradenames or copyrights are the property of the Steppenwolf Theatre and/or The Minutes and are used herein for factual descriptive purposes only. We are in no way associated with or authorized by the Steppenwolf Theatre and/or The Minutes and neither that entity nor any of its affiliates have licensed or endorsed us to sell tickets, goods and or services in conjunction with their events.