Our fifteenth anniversary was abruptly cut short by COVID-19, which shut down the theater the day before opening. Fortunately, with the speedy aid of the author, his agent and Actors Equity, Theater Wit became the first theatre in the country to offer a remote viewing of a stage play. The effort gained national recognition and press, and was seen by thousands of theatergoers around the world.
by Mike Yew
directed by Brian Balcom
Now is the winter of discontent made glorious summer at Roseland High. Theater's most famous disabled character comes to Theater Wit like you've never seen him before—in the vicious, no-holds barred brutal politics of high school. Richard, picked on because of his cerebral palsy (and his semi-creepy tendancy to monologue), is determined to become class president.
But the road to power is never smooth, and Richard must decide: is it better to be loved or feared?
Enjoy the Chicago premiere of Mike Lew's devastatingly funny, sharply written new play about perception, disability and the lengths we're willing to go to rise above our station in life.