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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
    • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend :)
    • 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.

2007 Season

November 2007

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

by Tom Mula, starring Tom Mula

directed by Steve Scott

The 2007 holiday season not only brought back the return of Mitchell Fain in The Santaland Diaries, but also the return of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, Tom Mula's smash hit at the Goodman Theatre for its first engagement in Chicago in ten years.

Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol is the story of Jacob Marley's heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge's soul--and in the process, save his own. Aided by a Bogle, a malicious little hell-sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the Jaws of Death to the Mouth of Hell--and beyond! This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens' classic with warmth and infectious zest.

Tom Mula's masterful version will move strong men to tears... It really is the one Christmas show you should see this year.WBEZ
Anyone depressed or jaded by the holiday season should rush immediately to see Tom Mula's truly amazing and touching performance in Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol for an immediate uplift. Though other companies regularly produce this play, you're getting it straight from the brilliant source at Theater Wit.Windy City Times

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Brilliant! Outstanding! Bold and Breathtaking!Chicago Tribune
Nguyen's script does something unexpected from the get-go. It straddles a line between parody and homage, and, in the end, actually succeeds in making you think. In the end, the show poses one question: If absolute power corrupts, what about superpower? Along the way, it just might challenge your beliefs of what it takes to be a hero (super or otherwise).Chicago Sun Times
Fueled by Joseph Fosco's pile-driving sound design and wonderful video and animation by Jessica Ross and Robert Ross Parker, Jeremy Wechsler's slam-bang, film-noir staging moves things at warp speed, so fast you can't wonder about what's missing till it's over... Chicago Free Press
September 2007

Men of Steel

by Qui Nguyen

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

This astonishing superhero epic featured both amazing fights and remarkable dialogue. A sophisticated social satire about our relationship as a society to power and our own heroes. A slam bang, totally out of control, thrilling transfer to the stage straight from the comic pages.