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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.

November 27-December 23

This Way Outta Santaland

(and other Xmas miracles)

created and performed by Mitchell Fain

with Meghan Murphy and Julie B. Nichols

directed by Jeremy Wechsler

Highly Recommended! A brand new, indispensable tradition, at once hilarious, tragic, moving and profane.Chicago Theater Beat
★★★★ One of the most open and honest theaterical events I've ever attendedAround the Town
Fain is a true delight! A warm, humorous and uniquely delivered show that features tremendous storytelling and wonderful musicBuzz News
RECOMMENDED! Heartwarming. A deceptively profound and poetic capsule of the complicated, beautiful relationship actors have with their craft.Chicago Reader
A precious, deeply human, holiday night of stories celebrating one of the funniest entertainers working in Chicago. Mitchell Fain is a force of nature and a sublime entertainer. HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDChicago Critic

For eight years in the trenches as Crumpet the Elf, Mitchell restrained his most anarchic, improvisatory impulses. This year, join Mitchell for a Very Special Xmas Special(tm) as he pulls together a host of holiday stories from the audience, his own life and war stories about how family, drunks, jewelry, 250 performances and the holiday spirits collide. Boozy Christmas carols and the private lives of you and your elves are all up for grabs in this warm-hearted personal look on a holiday show about a holiday show by one of Chicago's best storytellers.

Please note: This is not a performance of Joe Mantello's adaptation of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, which we hope will return soon!

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