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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.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Sheer perfection, almost indescribable magic and poetry.Hedy Weiss, Sun Times
★★★★ Charming. A loving appreciation of an underappreciated placeKris Vire, Time Out Chicago
★★★ Poignant and LovelyChris Jones, Chicago Tribune/CBS
One of the best shows I’ve seen this year! A must-seeTheatre by Numbers
★★★ A poignant portrait of perseverance. Outstanding!Daily Herald

Extended through 11/6!

Mat Smart (2015 Jeff Award Winner - Best New Work) brings his newest comic drama to Theater Wit to kick off the 2016/17 theater season. Naperville was a New York Times “Critic's Pick,”. A heartfelt and beautiful meditation on the "comedy and tragedy of quiet places we are too quick to forget" as a “valentine to the heart and soul of the American suburbs.” (New York Theater Review)

That idyllic suburb is none other than west suburban Naperville, where Howard is considering abandoning his career in Seattle to move back home to care for his mother Candice after an accident has left her blind. At the Caribou Coffee in downtown Naperville, Howard and Candice cross paths with Anne, Howard’s high school classmate and an expert on the suburb’s founder, Captain Joseph Naper. Ultimately, Naperville is a comedy about high school crushes, curfews (for your mother), sight, and how beauty reveals itself in the suburbs.

And small lattés. In a medium cup. With extra foam.

An award-winning cast includes Mike Tepeli, Abby Pierce, Charlie Strater united with Theater Wit audience favorites Laura T. Fisher ("Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England") and Andrew Jessop ("Completeness" and "Mr. Burns: a post-electric play") for this lovely, haunting and hilarious evening.

Rarely do I tear up at the theater. But Mat Smart's Naperville hit home. Splendid!Dave Hoekstra, WGN
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Mr. Wechsler has evoked such honest, emotionally wrought performances from his five actors that he makes every theatergoer feel like a fly on the wall.Chicago Theatre Review

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