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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.
    • To comply with union health and safety guidelienes, each audience member must show proof of vaccination at the door for admittance.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable). 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.
  • Please note that masking is required at some performances for patrons with health concerns. Please check your ticket confirmation to verify policy for your performance.
  • 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.

2009-10 Season

2009 marked our move into our new home at 1229 W Belmont which we inaugurated with a Chicago premiere.

March 2010

Spin

by Penny Penniston

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

The first play in a decade by Jeff-award winning playwright Penny Penniston, whose last comedy, now then again, ran for over 17 weeks at the Ivanhoe theatre, Spin was a dark comedy that questioned our own identity in the middle of a consumerist culture, and challenged us to consider what happens when consumerism ends and we need to rediscover ourselves.

When Brent loses his high paying job as an art director for a big name advertising firm and goes through a divorce, he falls back on his Plan B, resolving to remake himself. With a host of good intentions and self-help books about Buddhism he takes in a street kid and renounces worldly possessions. But when tempted with prestige and cash by an old advertising buddy, he sells his life over to a beer company. Literally. When his best intentions bring him to a couch, a bomb, a celebrity hostage and the contempt of his co-workers and girlfriend, some serious self-examination is in order.

Smart... zesty and witty. There are some very fine actors kicking the dust off this stage Chicago Tribune
Packed with witty putdowns, and Wechsler's cast has a fine time with all of it. New City
Deftly written and acted. Chicago Sun Times
Intelligent, witty with biting satire and sharp one-liners and retorts. A fine cast of players... The play has life and makes us think.Village View
Intelligent, witty with biting satire and shart one-liners and retorts. Penniston's script is rich.ChicagoCritic