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.
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1229 W Belmont Ave
|Cross street:||between Racine and Lakewood Aves|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont Bus: 9, 77|
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About Face Theatre stages the Chicago premiere of Jon Marans’s 2010 play about the founding of the early gay-rights group the Mattachine Society. Set in the 1950s—and taking its title from a slang term of the time referring to gay men—The Temperamentals...Drama Wednesday January 25 2017 - Saturday February 18 2017
What of the Night?
What of the Night? is not for the faint of heart. Across its three-hour running time, this cycle of four one-act plays from playwright María Irene Fornes rarely relents. It is an often grim portrait of poverty, how it can drag down generation after generation,...Drama Thursday January 26 2017 - Sunday February 12 2017
The Tall Girls
At first, the trajectory that Meg Miroshnik’s The Tall Girls travels seems all too familiar. A bunch of scrappy teenaged girls trapped in a dying Dust Bowl town band together to form a basketball team and play themselves into a brighter future. In Shattered...Drama Thursday January 26 2017 - Saturday February 25 2017
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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.