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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.
★★★★ Small in scope but absolutely epic in its attention to detail. A beautiful tribute!Time Out Chicago
RECOMMENDED! Anyone who has ever been caught up in the nightmare that tech rehearsals can be, will easily recognize the scene. The description that comes to mind is the one often applied to war, with its “periods of immense boredom followed by moments of extreme terror."Hedy Weiss, Sun Times

The Cast

Audio Performers

Martha Lavey
Lights

John Mahoney
E3

Barbara Robertson
Costume

Peter Sagal
Sound

Featured

Dado
Stage Manager

Gregory Fenner
Jake

Kyle Gibson
Ben

Shane Kenyon
Director

Erin Long
ASM

Riley McIlveen
E2

Adam Shalzi
Assistant Director

Christine Vrem-Ydstie
Eva

Stephen Walker
Paul

 

Eunice Woods
Siget

 
Delicious fun for serious theater fans.Third Coast
A triumph! A Unique Experience in Theater. Highly Recommended!EDGE media

Join us backstage for the most unique event of the 2017 theater season. The clock is ticking and the work list keeps growing with each passing moment in this astonishing, hilarious and painfully accurate recreation of a techncial rehearsal.

A well-penned love letter from those who know theater best. It’s difficult to imagine where playwright Anne Washburn can find a better audience for her script. Chicagoans— we know how to love theater, and this is our show.Picture This Post

Sit back and don your own personal headset to join the cast and crew as they wrestle with the desperate pressures of snacks, lighting, exhaustion, art, and sound cues. It's an enviromentally immersive experience that's utterly new and arresting.

A truly inimitable experience! Buzz News
The most innovative work to date from playwright Anne Washburn (Mr Burns: a post-electric play), 10 out of 12 celebrates our collective effort as humans at work to create beauty amid the mundane.

RECOMMENDED! Anyone who has ever been caught up in the nightmare that tech rehearsals can be, will easily recognize the scene. The description that comes to mind is the one often applied to war, with its “periods of immense boredom followed by moments of extreme terror.”Hedy Weiss, Sun Times
Alternately riotously funny, terrifying and touching. The most technically extravagant piece of design work seen on a Chicago storefront stage EVER.Chicago Critic
Special thanks to Stage Hands Clothing for contributing some of the backstage wear. If you are looking to rock your crew like our fake crew, check them out!

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