Vaccination and masks required. Click to read about Health and Safety Guidelines for your visit

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.

2012-13 Season

Fascinating! Beautful, clever and darkly comic. Gives a feverish brilliance to the ordinary Hedy Weiss, Sun Times
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Deeply sad and richly funny. Superb!Windy City Times
CRITIC'S CHOICE! Baker's intelligence, sensitivity and command of language suit Eno perfectly Brian Nemtusak, Chicago Reader
August 2012

Thom Pain (based on nothing)

by Will Eno

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

Theater Wit brings our critically acclaimed, Jeff-award winning production of Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) back for a limited engagement. Chicago favorite Lance Baker reprises his remarkable performance that stunned audiences in its original 10 week run.

Thom Pain has come to a certain point in his life. But haven’t we all?

A celebration of the extraordinary wonder of being utterly ordinary, Thom Pain examines a history of lost love and innocence and retained dictionaries and letters. That history may even be his own. Layered on top of a seemingly traditional one-man show is a wry and cutting twisting of perspective. Thom Pain bounces between heart-wrenching confession and ironic detachment, all the while reflecting on the script’s own self-examination and subverting the audience’s every expectation. The experience is intimate, mind-bending and brutally funny.


November 2012

The Santaland Diaries

by David Sedaris

adapted by Joe Mantello

starring Mitchell J Fain

Our holiday classic returns for its ninth straight year, once again starring Mitchell Fain who plays to rave reviews and sold out houses every year. Don't miss this beloved antidote to Christmas cheer. A celebration of the desperation of unemployment, the insanity of Christmas shopping and the ineffable "cheer" of the holiday spirit.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! A Knockout Chicago premiere. Perfect! Chicago Sun Times
★★★★ If you don’t find math and science sexy, Completeness might change your mind.Time out Chicago
A romantic comedy so rich it can do without "I love you." Don't miss!Kelly Kleinman, WBEZ
February-May 2013


by Itamar Moses

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

Elliot has been a grad student for longer than he likes to think. When he collaborates on an experiment with ambitious 1st year molecular biologist Molly, his solution seems to suggest an answer to one of the great unsolved problems on computer science. But even as Elliot and Molly unravel the complexities of the science, they get tangled up in the unsolvable problems of love.

Itamar Moses (The Four of Us, Bach at Liepzig, "Boardwalk Empire") returns to Theater Wit, bringing his trademark wit, insight and humanity to this story of two grad students who are smart about their work, but stupid about each other. In this new romantic comedy about passion and programming, Moses asks: if love brings infinite possibilities, how can we ever be complete?