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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.

Diane2x3

by Madeleine George
directed by Jeremy Wechsler
Theater Two
Theater Wit

The cosmic clock is already at 11 f**king 45 and the flood waters are lapping Jersey Shore. Dionysus—in the guise of Diane, a permaculture landscape gardener—is staging a comeback to save the world from the ravages of climate change. And where better to begin than by igniting a Bacchanalian frenzy in four housewives living on a cul-de-sac in Monmouth County, New Jersey?

But pulling out the maenad within each woman proves more challenging than she could anticipate, as the forces of HGTV square off against the coming apocalypse.

“AN ASTONISHING NEW PLAY BY MADELEINE GEORGE THAT WHIRLS ANCIENT MYTH, LESBIAN PULP, ECOLOGICAL THRILLER, AND THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INTO A PERFECT STORM OF TIMELY TRAGICOMEDY.”
-NY Times

Hurricane Diane, winner of the 2019 Best Play Obie Award, comes to Theater Wit under the direction of Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler in a roof-raising evening about passion, lawns, pawpaw forests, Italian delis, curb appeal, hurricanes, and what happens when we are asked to go outside.

Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes with no intermission


There is no late seating available for this production.

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[1] Preview Performance, Theater Wit style. Our previews start in the middle of our rehearsal process. Is the set complete? Maybe! Do we stop the show? Maybe! Come and help us form the final product. Join us for a post-show response session and then get a discount if you want to return and see the finished product during the regular run.

[2] 2022 Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, 6/26/2019: Please leave extra time for travel and parking.
The Chicago Pride Parade's central hub bisects the route between Lake Shore Drive and our theater, making it extremely difficult (let's just say impossible) to get here on Belmont. Almost all roads will be busy, and parking will be scarce. Please leave plenty of time for travel and parking, or plan an alternate travel route on public transit.

[3] Press Opening

June 26, 2022 2:00PM [1] [2]  $24
June 27, 2022 7:00PM [3]  $39-$48
June 30, 2022 7:00PM $25-$36
July 1, 2022 7:00PM $32-$42
Sold out!
July 2, 2022 7:00PM $32-$42
July 3, 2022 2:00PM $25-$36
July 7, 2022 7:00PM $25-$36
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July 10, 2022 2:00PM $25-$36
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July 17, 2022 2:00PM $25-$36
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July 24, 2022 2:00PM $25-$36
July 28, 2022 7:00PM $25-$36
July 29, 2022 7:00PM $25-$36
July 30, 2022 7:00PM $25-$36
July 31, 2022 2:00PM $25-$36

[1] Preview Performance, Theater Wit style. Our previews start in the middle of our rehearsal process. Is the set complete? Maybe! Do we stop the show? Maybe! Come and help us form the final product. Join us for a post-show response session and then get a discount if you want to return and see the finished product during the regular run.

[2] 2022 Chicago Pride Parade
Sunday, 6/26/2019: Please leave extra time for travel and parking.
The Chicago Pride Parade's central hub bisects the route between Lake Shore Drive and our theater, making it extremely difficult (let's just say impossible) to get here on Belmont. Almost all roads will be busy, and parking will be scarce. Please leave plenty of time for travel and parking, or plan an alternate travel route on public transit.

[3] Press Opening

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