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Protecting audiences and actors

We are taking the following steps to support safe attendance for artists, staff and audience during your visit.

  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
    • Each audience member must show proof of vaccination and state ID at the door for admittance.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) and state ID when you arrive. Only fully vaccinated members of the public may be admitted. Negative PCR and rapid test results are not valid for admittance.
    • Patrons with medical or religious exemptions may be admitted but must contact the box office a minimum of 48 hours before the performance for additional review and guidance. Masks are required for medical and religious exemptions.
    • If you forget proof of vaccination, we will reschedule your tickets at no charge.
  • Free Exchanges due to illness
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    • Contact our box office on the day of performance and we will reschedule your ticket at no charge.
  • Masking is required for all audience members while Cook County is in MEDIUM risk level (according to the CDC) for the safety of the performers. When the risk level is lowered, we will relax the masking policy accordingly.
  • Our upgraded HVAC systems increase the number of air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.
  • On behalf of the producers, staff and performers, we issue a heartfelt thank you to our audiences who make these generous accomodations for the health of all.

Winner of the 2019 Obie Award: Best New Play

Hurricane Diane

by Madeleine George

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

Audience favorite Madeleine George ("Only Murders in the Building", Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence) returns for her third collaboration with Theater Wit!

The cosmic clock is already at 11 f**king 45 and the flood waters are lapping Jersey Shore. Dionysus—in the guise of Diane, a lesbian permaculture landscape gardener—is staging a comeback to save the world from the ravages of climate change. And where better to begin igniting a Bacchanalian frenzy than in four housewives living on a cul-de-sac in Monmouth County, New Jersey?

But pulling out the maenad within each woman proves more challenging than she could anticipate, as the forces of HGTV square off against the coming apocalypse.

“AN ASTONISHING NEW PLAY BY MADELEINE GEORGE THAT WHIRLS ANCIENT MYTH, LESBIAN PULP, ECOLOGICAL THRILLER, AND THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INTO A PERFECT STORM OF TIMELY TRAGICOMEDY.”

-NY Times

Hurricane Diane, winner of the 2019 Best Play Obie Award, comes to Theater Wit under the direction of Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler in a roof-raising evening about passion, lawns, pawpaw forests, Italian delis, curb appeal, hurricanes, and what happens when we are asked to go outside.

 

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Theater Wit is partially supported and funded by generous grants from a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Friends of Lakeview NFP, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, Illinois Arts Council Agency, League Of Chicago Theaters, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, The Morgan-Senior Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Saints Volunteers for the Performing Arts.

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