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
Gay & lesbian, Theater, Cabaret
About Face Theatre rings in the holidays with a sizzling concert featuring Meghan "Big Red" Murphy, backed by John Francisco, Patrick Andrews and Nick Davio.
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...
- Critics' pick
A few days after Christmas 1903, during a matinee performance of the extravagant holiday panto Mr. Bluebeard at the brand-new, "absolutely fireproof" Iroquois Theatre in Chicago's Loop, 600 audience members perished in a fire. In Burning Bluebeard, an...
The 1951 Tony Award winner for best play features maybe Tennessee Williams's most Tennessee Williams-y lead character name in Italian-American Louisiana widow Serafina Delle Rose. Greg Vinkler directs a revival for Shattered Globe Theatre.
For the 11th year running, Theater Wit stages David Sedaris's acerbic recounting of his tenure as a Macy's Christmas elf. Mitchell Fain once again performs the solo piece.
- Rating: 4/5
- Critics' pick
Griffin Theatre Company at Theater Wit. Music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Book by Peter Stone. Directed by Scott Weinstein. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs 15mins; one intermission. Theater review by Kris Vire Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's musical...