Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relationMark Twain
We are a theater company within a building, within a community, within a world.
As a production company, Theater Wit is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice.
As an institution, Theater Wit seeks to be the hub of the Chicago neighborhood theater scene. In our three spaces, we bring together Chicago’s best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of excellent productions, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.
We're here for the same reason: to be a part of this shared experience. We invite everyone in our walls, no matter if they are complete strangers or familiar faces; no matter how different the age, the race, or the walk of life; after this performance, to celebrate that commonality. So, strike up a conversation in the lobby, introduce yourself to someone new. Meet our staff, shake hands with an actor, get a drink from our bar. We’re all in this together.
Theater is part of the Chicago experience. Each year, over 200 theaters present thousands of shows to Chicago’s loyal and enthusiastic theater-going audience. Chicago’s theater community is recognized around the world for its talent, its innovation and its power to entertain and enlighten. If Tony awards were sports championships, our artists would beat out the combined efforts of Michael Jordan, Bobby Hull, Jim McMahon, Jermaine Dye, and the entire Chicago Cubs roster going back 100 years. This stage is a Chicago stage, contributing to the vibrant artistic life of our city and the economic development of our neighborhood. Very few cities on the planet offer the theatrical richness and diversity of Chicago. But you get to share in it. Because you are here.