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Protecting audiences and actors

We couldn't be more excited to open our doors again. We are taking the following steps to support safe attendance during your visit.

  • Everyone (including audience members) at Theater Wit is required to be vaccincated to enter the building.
    • Each audience member over 11 years of age must show proof of vaccination at the door for admittance. At this time, children under the age of 12 are not admitted.
    • Please present your vaccination card (electronic photos and copies are acceptable) when you arrive.
    • If you are unable to be vaccinated for any reason, you may show negative results from a PCR test for COVID-19 administered in the last 48 hours as an alternative.
    • If you forget proof of vaccination, we will reschedule your tickets at no charge.
  • Free Exchanges due to illness
    • If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend :)
    • Contact our box office on the day of performance and we will reschedule your ticket at no charge.
  • All high-touch surfaces are cleaned regularly throughout the evening.
  • Masking is currently required for vaccinated audiences and front of house staff, as per the City of Chicago and CDC's health advisory.
  • Our upgraded HVAC systems increase the number air exchanges to remove aerosolized droplets and provide updated filtering to meet CDC and city standards.
The New Sincerity


Brutally honest and fiercely funny!Buzz News

Recommended! A Great Cast with screwball sensibility throughout!Tony Adler, Chicago Reader

★★★ 1/2 A beautifully written, terrifically staged play. A revelation!CTR

Where is the line between sincerity and self-promotion? In this Chicago premiere comic drama by rising dramatist Alena Smith (Tween Hobo, The Newsroom, The Affair), a young journalist has to untangle a sticky quagmire of politics, ambition and love.
Jeff recommended!

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

stage managed by Katie Klemme
scenic design by Adam Veness
light design by Sarah Hughey
costume design by Izumi Inaba
sound design by Sarah Putts
property design by Vivian Krause
technical direction by Andrew Glasenhardt

Falling in love with the 99%

It’s 2011. As Occupy sweeps New York City, aspiring journalist Rose Spencer gets swept up in its headlong rush toward the future. But can she trust the sincerity of this new movement? The New Sincerity is a poignant comedy about how we try (and sometimes gloriously fail) to define ourselves through the company we keep and the changes we yearn for. This Chicago premiere by Alena Smith (Tween Hobo, The Newsroom, The Affair) is a sharp-witted, hilarious and heartbreaking tale for a rising generation who want to make a new world while living in the current one.

Maura Kidwell*

Drew Shirley

Erin Long

Alex Stein

* denotes a member of Actors Equity

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