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Protecting audiences and actors

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors again. We are taking the following steps to support safe attendance during your visit.

  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
    • Each audience member over 11 years of age must show proof of vaccination at the door for admittance. At this time, children under the age of 12 are not admitted.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) when you arrive.
    • If you are unable to be vaccinated for any reason, you may show negative results from a PCR test for COVID-19 administered in the last 48 hours as an alternative.
    • 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.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the evening.
  • Masking is currently required for vaccinated audiences and front of house staff, as per the City of Chicago and CDC's health advisory.
  • Our upgraded HVAC systems increase the number air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.

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