Not just another pretty farce...

★★★½ Deeply original, stellar and fearless!
Ribald and raucous, but also incredibly smart. Engstrom is breathtaking!Chicago Tribune
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Don't read about it. Don't ask your friends about it. Just buy your tickets and go.New City
The ferocious, culture-eating acid of Callaghan's wit is hilariously rendered by Devon de Mayo's staging for Theater Wit.Chicago Reader
★★★★ One of the most hilarious things you’re likely to see in a theatre. There are more laughs in the first five minutes of this play alone than in most comedies.

Bold and brave! a cleverly written, uproarious comedy with a serious message and one of the best shows of 2018 so far. A must-see.Chicago on Stage
Gender-bending, genre-bending, and mind-bending, Women Laughing Alone with Salad is a spear to the heart of cultural misogyny, and it’s also gut-bustingly funny. This unique play is highly recommended.Splash Magazine
Part of Wit's 2017-18 Season: "Who are we?"

March 9 through May 12, 2018

Women Laughing Alone with Salad

a Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere by

Sheila Callaghan

directed by Devon de Mayo
starring Echaka Agba, Japhet Balaban, Jennifer Engstrom and Daniella Pereira

Theater Wit presents a fierce, funny, feminist play about the maniacal gauntlet of gender relations and the relentless pursuit of insane ideals. Trapped on a treadmill of dysfunctional relationships, warped body image, and ludicrous pornography, our heroines try to carve their way through this suffocating, tangled mess. But every act of lashing out, turns and lashes back, tying them tighter to their absurd predicament. With pointed jabs and razor wit, WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD disembowels the cosmetic myth of pre-packaged feminine empowerment. Shedding this false skin, we find that the real truth and power of womanhood is everything but pretty.

Women Laughing Alone with Salad bursts out of the bounds of internet meme-dom and onto the stage in a four person comic tour-de-force about friendship, salad, sex, bodies, yoga, salad, men, envy, women, pharmaceuticals, diets, salad and uppers and salad.

A satire about how we live with ourselves. Or, possibly, how we can't.