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Please note that individual productions may have seperate mask guidance. Refer to the show page and your confirmation emails for further information

Theater Wit follows the community masking guidelines recommended by Chicago Department of Public Health and CDC Community Risk Levels as outlined below (https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/covid-dashboard.html).

  • When Community Risk Level is HIGH (Red)- high quality mask required at all times indoors and in large groups
  • When Community Risk Level is MEDIUM (yellow) - Masks are recommended indoors and in large groups. If you are immunocompromised or at higher risk, consider wearing a mask at indoor public settings where vaccination status is unknown.
  • When Community Risk Level is LOW (green)- masks will be optional. If you are immunocompromised or at higher risk, consider wearing a mask at indoor public settings where vaccination status is unknown.
  • Masking in not required in the lobby or shared spaces.
  • If you choose to wear a mask, you may bring drinks and food from our bar into the spaces and lower your mask while actively drinking/eating.

Current Community Risk Level is MEDIUM. It is recommended but not required that patrons wear face coverings inside performance spaces, barring individual production guidance.

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.

HVAC Improvements

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. We also thank you for respecting the choices of others regarding mask use in our space.

2018-19 Season

August 3 through September 16, 2018
Underscore Theater Company, in association with Theater Wit, presents

Haymarket

by Alex Higgen-Houser and David Kornfeld

directed by Nick Thornton, musical direction by Robert Ollis

★★★½ A heck of an achievement. Quite beautiful; so is the commitment. You don’t have to be a kid to be moved to tearsChris Jones, Chicago Tribune
★★★ Agitprop that strikes the heart. “Haymarket” is big, sweeping and brash, a historical mini-epic that just might manage to leave you in tears.Alex Huntsberger, Sun Times
Delightfully raucous... WONDERFUL... will give you shiversCatey Sullivan, Windy City Times

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January 11-March 9, 2019

The Realistic Joneses

by Will Eno

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

A co-production with Shattered Globe Theater

Bob and Jennifer Jones are drifting through their isolated suburban life until one fateful evening when they meet their new neighbors, John and Pony Jones. Soon, the couples find that they share much more than a last name. In this funny, intimate and profound meditation on life, the four Joneses muddle through the strange and amazing moments of each day knowing that “talking with someone can make you feel better”, but fearing that actual communication may elude them in the end.

Very Funny! ★★★Director Jeremy Wechsler’s production grounds the flightier aspects of the play in a Chicago-style reality.Chicago Tribune
★★★1/2 Sublime! There’s endless profundity (and marvelous wit) embedded in the 100-minute drama.Chicago Sun Times
Unsettles the heart... Eno’s gift is his ability to find the heartbreak and fear, as well as the quirky comedy in all this. Director Jeremy Wechsler and his cast have tapped into the deftly conjured, fragmented, offbeat rhythms of Eno’s characters with impressive skill.WTTW

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April 1-June 23, 2019

Admissions

by Joshua Harmon

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

★★★ Edgy and timely. Wechsler's production at Theater Wit is fast-paced, provocative and, crucially, acted throughout with the right combination of intellectual smugness, personal vulnerability and familial love.Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
Simultaneously hilarious and discomfiting. Entirely prescient!Broadway World Chicago
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! A blistering, disturbingly apt critique.Irene Hsiao, Chicago Reader