Theater Wit

Theater , Performing arts space Lake View
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Theater Wit
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Theater Wit

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.

Venue name: Theater Wit
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Address: 1229 W Belmont Ave
Chicago

Cross street: between Racine and Lakewood Aves
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont Bus: 9, 77
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Theater Wit is good stuff from the second you walk in the door - cheery, funky staff; dangerously tasty cocktails; civilized theater spaces (civilized for staff, cast, crew and public alike); but for this theater lover, it's all about the solid, edgy, consistent offerings of the BEST local, neighborhood theater ... the kind of theater that built Chicago into the world class theater town it is today. Jeremy Wechsler is a gem of an artistic director, a theater person's theater person, with incisive strategic creative thinking (his Membership program may very well reinvent the way this town sees theater) that pits every single person who walks thru his front doors in the best of hands.