Photograph: Max Herman
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Jan 28 2014
Having completed a gut rehab of Bailiwick Repertory’s former home next door to Stage 773, Theater Wit opened its doors in 2010 as a well-appointed three-theater facility. In addition to its own shows, the company’s also playing host to itinerant companies both on a rental basis and in two-year residencies; the first long-term tenants are Stage Left Theatre and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble.
Theater Wit 1229 W Belmont Ave
What's on at Theater Wit
Set in small-town Indiana in the 1980s, this 2010 piece by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen's of NYC's The Debate Society is a quirky tale of cops, cancer and Christmas cheer with a slightly sinister bent. In other words, don't fret over missing Buddy Cop...
- Rating: 2/5
Stage Left Theatre at Theater Wit. By Nick Jones. Directed by Vance Smith. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs; one intermission.Theater review by Kris VireNick Jones’s 2010 fops-and-robbers comedy is of a dual (and duel) nature. Broadly, this piece...
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' pick
About Face Theatre at Theater Wit. Written and performed by Steven Strafford. Directed by Adam Fitzgerald. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission. Theater review by Dan Jakes Decades before anti-drug agencies helped rebrand methamphetamine and spread...
This scaled-down revision of the 1997 Tony Award winner for best musical, which uses 20 actors (down from the original's 45) and restores some cut material while reordering others, premiered in 2012 at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, New York; a 2013 production...
- Rating: 3/5
Shattered Globe Theatre at Theater Wit. By Joe Forbrich. Directed by Lou Contey. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs 20mins; one intermission. Theater review by Dan Jakes Never underestimate an economy's power to sway a man's moral judgement, be...